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Gun Crazy GIFs

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The 1950 film Gun Crazy has been on my mind a bit these days, particularly the first scene wherein the protagonist steals a gun from the local hardware store. The whole film centers around the morbid fascination with guns in the U.S., and I wanted to see if I couldn’t capture that spirit with a montage GIF.

This is not to celebrate gun culture but its representation and role in film.

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Bobbin’ and weavin’ (and let the good get even)

–Originally published at amidoinitrite? » ds106
Bobbin’ and weavin’ (and let the good get even), originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. Bob takes cover behind a car in a Heat themed Gun Crazy GIF celebrating DS106 GIFfest. There’s a lot of crazy gun action in Heat that I’m sure can be sampled for an animated gif. This animated gif sampled a shot … Continue reading »

Automated holster action from Robocop

–Originally published at amidoinitrite? » ds106
Automated holster action from Robocop, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. Automated holster action from Robocop for a Gun Crazy GIF celebrating DS106 GIFfest. Robo’s gun spinning and holstering sequence is reminiscent of a Sheriff in a Western. A lone (rebuilt) lawman responsible for cleaning up the town. Continue reading »

Kaneda gets Gun Crazy

–Originally published at amidoinitrite? » ds106

Kaneda gets Gun Crazy, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter.
An Akira themed Gun Crazy GIF for DS106 GIFfest (Extended).
Shotaro Kaneda gets Gun Crazy while battling Tetsuo Shima.

Cause, You Know, in Arizona, Everyone is Packing Heat

The other morning I was out aiming for some photos of the fresh snow on the pines in my back yard- my timing was good as a passing jet was scratching the sky with contrails, and in a flash I aimed to angle a photo with it in the background of a branch. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Boom when I saw that in my stream, I said, this has to be GIFfed, making an animation from a single photo. It looked like something was shooting right out of that pine tree. Woah, see even in Arizona, the pine trees are armed with pistols! I don’t know whether to put this GIF in for Gun Crazy GIFs or GIFFing Impossible! so I am tossing it in both. This is where it helps to think in stacked layers. I knew I wanted to make the contrail …

Two guys and their Miniguns

Two guys and their Miniguns, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. A Minigun themed Gun Crazy GIF for DS106 GIFfest (Extended). With its rotating barrel, cascading cartridges and dramatic muzzle flash the Minigun seems to be the weapon of choice for … Continue reading

Great Train Robbery GIF

Here’s an old gold gif, 1903 old, taken from Edwin Porter’s The Great Train Robbery.

It is easy to see how this image inspired a similar shot in Gun Crazy, which you can see as a GIF below.

Gun Crazy GIFs

The 1950 film Gun Crazy has been on my mind a bit these days, particularly the first scene wherein the protagonist steals a gun from the local hardware store.

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Cause, You Know, in Arizona, Everyone is Packing Heat

The other morning I was out aiming for some photos of the fresh snow on the pines in my back yard- my timing was good as a passing jet was scratching the sky with contrails, and in a flash I aimed to angle a photo with it in the background of a branch. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Boom when I saw that in my stream, I said, this has to be GIFfed, making an animation from a single photo. It looked like something was shooting right out of that pine tree. Woah, see even in Arizona, the pine trees are armed with pistols! I don’t know whether to put this GIF in for Gun Crazy GIFs or GIFFing Impossible! so I am tossing it in both. This is where it helps to think in stacked layers. I knew I wanted to make the contrail …