I’m going to be honest from the start and say that I had no idea what a gif was. Well, after googling it, I realized what it was, but I didn’t realize that’s what those things were called.
Am I confusing anyone out there? Well just hold on and I’ll explain more about these gifs in a minute.
So this week in ds106 we have our first official digital storytelling assignment, “Say it like the Peanut Butter.” Say What? I’m still not sure how the title of the assignment goes with the whole gif thing… but I digress.
Anywho, so we were to take a scene from our favorite or least favorite movie(s) and create these animated gifs. The first step for me was to download Gimp, and MPEG Streamclip. I also downloaded fastest youtube downloader, but found it to not work as quickly as I wanted/needed it to, so instead I downloaded my Youtube videos with KeepVid.
Honestly I’m not thrilled with how this Gif turned out, but since I’d never done it before, I tried not to stress to much over it.
Next I decided to give The Lion King a chance and see what I could do with that. Sidenote: I am obsessed with the broadway version of The Lion King! I’ve seen it three times (2 times off-broadway) and seriously I could watch it a million times more. So I chose this video, which focuses on the famous “Hakuna Matata” song.
If you all remember, Pumba is a little “smelly” so here he is at the watering hole.
I’m going to work on some more because they are really fun to make. I had some slight difficulties, but by watching tutorials and using the ds106 handbook I feel like I was successful in this first assignment.
I do want to learn how to add wording into the gifs, so that will be the next task!