+ Maybe it's just me that is noticing more posts and tweets around cinemagraphs, but they are pretty cool and beautiful (in a lot of instances). Cinemagraphs are gif files made from videos, that look like static images with subtle animation.
Here are a few for inspiration:
I am not an artist
from me to you
Mr Whaite's animated posters
freeman's sporting gifs
Of course there's a flickr group
Here's a tutorial to make your own.
I'm curious to see if we see a trend in advertising using this technique to do cool things with Flash banner ads.