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Multi-Frame GIF Story

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Submitted by: Andrew Forgrave

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If a picture's worth a thousand words, then a GIF must be worth a few thousand words. So a collection of related GIFs must be equivalent to a novel, or a script, or something truly powerful, right??

Tell or relate a story (or link up key ideas or themes from a movie) by assembling a number of animated GIFs into a storyboard or framework. Credit for the idea goes to Jim Groom, who suggested it.

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Making Poison GIFs is nothing but a good time

80s hair band music videos such as the ones made for Poison are filled with short jump cut shots which make for good looped animations. Here are ten in a tumblr post for the music video Nothin’ But a Good Time.

Making Poison GIFs is nothing but a good time

80s hair band music videos such as the ones made for Poison are filled with short jump cut shots which make for good looped animations. Here are ten in a tumblr post for the music video Nothin’ But a Good Time.

Enzo as Matrix as Megabyte as The Prisoner as Number One





Ah, the Multi-Frame GIF Story assignment, Animated GIF Assignment 880. Gotta love it. 

If you’ve never encountered Reboot (the first full-length, completely computer-animated TV series) then you’ll need a bit of background to fully appreciate this post and the Reboot Season 3 episode, “Number 7″, which references The …

I’ve No Aversion to GIFfing




I had a instant case of GIF-eye-tis when I saw the poor Resident twitching away in the Aversion Therapy room in the episode A Change of Mind. This one little moment says so much about how The Village seeks to control the individuals and require them to conform to the …

DJ B-day Dance Photostrip GIF

The DJ Birthday Dance Fim/GIF Photostrip

You know how you can take those quick burst photo strips at the mall or the fair? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could bring it to life with a GIF? That was my inspiration for making this Film/GIF Strip extracted from a short …

More than one way to frame a gif

 

 

I’ve done a fair number of Multi-Frame GIF Story Assignments and I really like them. One thing I do not like is having to have each animation at the same rate and with the same number of frames. You can work round this by ‘freeze’ framing a particular …

A special darkness all my own

One of the things I really love about the classic “The Eye of the Beholder” Twilight Zone episode is the tension built up during the scene wherein the doctors and nurses unwrap the gauze. Everything was working towards this moment, and cinematically it is deliberate and compelling at …

8 Gifs in search of a title

So I am trying to get an idea of the twilight zone before the next round of DS106 starts. It looks like you can watch any of the first 3 seasons on The Twilight Zone Video CBS.com if you live in the USA. I may have to investigate some sort …

The Big Steal

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More BBC inspired giffing. nice to see some B&W back on the box. The Big Steal – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia described as a noir/comedy staring Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer is great stuff. I just marched through the movie grabbing some sections with Movie2Gif – John’s World Wide Wall Display doing a little extra …

Beat Gif

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Wandering round youtube I found Jack Kerouac (rare footage) / Cat Power – Good Woman – YouTube. Most of the Kerouac I’ve seen have been chat show footage with a drunk Kerouac. This clip shows his gentler side. Unfortunately to get the gif file size down I had to crush it hard. Playflow: Downloaded the …

5 from 39

Enjoyed the original 39 steps on the TV the other night. Some giffable moments:           I just skimmed through a downloaded version in Movie2Gif and exported a few gifs. One or two I edited  a wee bit in fireworks. Most of the DS106 croud seem to use GIMP or photoshop for …

Yie Ar Kung-Fu GIFs

This series of GIFs is in honor of the 1985 classic arcade game Yie Ar Kung-Fu.  I’ve already written about my love for this game on the bava, so I’ll save you my usual flood of verbiage.

For the record, this … Continue reading

GIF ‘em High

This next phase of GIFfest 2012 returns to the movies, and the westerns, with some slices of Hang ‘em High, the 1968 western notable because it was the first one of Clint Eastwood’s westerns that was not filmed in Italy. I’ve already noted GIFfed some of the continuity problems in the opening credits, now let’s get to the action. Right in the opening sceme, Captain Wilson, the leader of the mob that wrongly accuses Clintwood’s character Cooper of murder, issues the “Hang “em” command that puts the plot in motion. Yes, that is Alan Hale Jr pitching in with the bad guys – how can the Skipper do that? What will Gilligan think? Brought in to Fort Grant, Cooper is released by Judge Fenton, who makes the offer for him to become a Marshall. The Judge lectures Cooper not to take revenge but to let justice play out (which translates …

spring eternal

My post on permanence reminded me of this story I read back ages ago from Owning Your Own Shadow by Robert Johnson. All gifs are…

Fort GIFpache

Here comes my epic multi GIF bonanza as part of the ds106 GIFfest, it might fall into a Multi-GIF story. It’s BROUGHT TO EXCITING LIFE! What follows are 16 GIFfable scenes from the 1948 John Ford Western, Fort Apache. Rented from the nifty little library in Pine, AZ, the movie appeals on several levels, first because of the iconic scenery of Monument Valley it might be 100 miles from the real Fort Apache). Yes, the mittens are familiar, but it’s that vast space the Ford used so well to back narrate the story. You also have some name stars, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, even a adult-ish) Shirley Temple. It’s a slice a bit different from the typical cowboys versus Indians, though both are present, but really dives into the tension of the white settles who had lived long enough in the southwest to appreciate and understand the land and te …

Dead Zone Crash

Here is my first experiment with animated GIF montage. It’s pretty hard to do, and this attempt is from perfect, but I am starting to get a sense of how this works—and want to do a series focusing on David Cronenberg‘s The Dead Zone to figure this out.

Multi Frame GIF Story: Beaker’s Hair

The ds106 Digital Storytelling GIFfest (known as GIFestivus2012 around here) continues, this time with a two-fer. As well as providing another submission for the Animated GIF Assignment 856: Muppet GIF assignment, it’s also going to reflect a new Animated GIF … Continue reading

Dead Zone Crash

Here is my first experiment with animated GIF montage. It’s pretty hard to do, and this attempt is from perfect, but I am starting to get a sense of how this works—and want to do a series focusing on David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone to figure this out.…

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