This cinemagraph was created by using one of the scenes from the short Poltergeist video that I made. I exported a six second clip where the static on the TV screen created a nice seamless loop. I then imported that clip into Photoshop and used the Timeline sequence to place the clip onto two different layers. Using a masking technique, I froze the movement of the little girl allowing the TV static to repeat in an endless loop.
I felt that the overall image was lacking some drama, so I imported a still image that I took of the little girl pretending to be trapped in the TV. I used perspective tools and layer blend modes to make it look like she was actually inside the TV. I then found an image of a skull online and replaced her face with it. This is different to the video I created but I think creates a more thrilling image.