I Made a GIF! (Big News, I Know!)

It's Buried

Here it is. My very own GIF. Porter forgives Collinson, Strike Back Episode 3.

 

Feel free to giggle. I have spent one entire hour on this project. =)

 

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17 comments

  1. richardtreehouse · March 11, 2015

    Congratulations! I haven’t attempted it yet. One of these days.

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  2. Helen · March 11, 2015

    I’m impressed! I can’t even save them, let alone make them 😉

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    • jholland · March 11, 2015

      Hm. I would think you could just right click and save… but I’m no expert. I clicked on one of mine just now and it did allow me to save it as a GIF file. Making them is fun, though!

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  3. Loakenshield (Girl of Gisborne) · March 11, 2015

    Congrats! Now you won’t be able to stop making them…have fun giffing! 🙂 ❤

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  4. Servetus · March 11, 2015

    The road to enjoyment begins with animated GIFs — now you have to say how you pronounce the word. congratulations, I predict many happy hours of diversion 🙂

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    • jholland · March 11, 2015

      I’ve been pronouncing with the G sound, always. Then today I watched a how-to video and the guy was saying the J sound. Shows what I know. LOL.
      Thanks for the inspiration, by the way. “I want to see the flash of your teeth, a million times, in an animated GIF.” It was like a lightbulb flashed on, I tell you. =)

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  5. Servetus · March 11, 2015

    Wow, I need to be more careful 🙂

    re: vidding — if you have a Mac, it’s really easy. At least with my MacBook pro something delivered with it called iLife that has a tool called iMovie. Essentially, you convert the song into an mp3, you convert your vid into an mp4 (I usually did this with something called Handbrake, which you can download for free). Import the song into iTunes and import the vid into iMovie. That’s the raw materials. Then you can fool around with clipping and moving stuff around, etc.

    I’ve only made 2 musical fan vids, and each took about two weeks of free time — but so much fun.

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    • jholland · March 11, 2015

      Think Hubby will draw the line at switching over to Mac in pursuit of RA fanvidding. LOL

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  6. Servetus · March 11, 2015

    As well he might 🙂 oh, well, then I can’t really help you 🙂

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  7. Perry · March 13, 2015

    Good work. My attempt at gifs were far less satisfactory. ( I chose the scene in Robin Hood where Marian punches Guy in the nose during her wedding to him).

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    • jholland · March 13, 2015

      Oh, now that sounds like a winner! I admit I now want to rewatch a bunch of RA’s roles with an eye toward Giffing. Build up a library of GIFs to use at my leisure. =)

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      • Perry · March 13, 2015

        I wound up using an on lone program,not my own editing program. Some day, I may try it again.

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        • jholland · March 13, 2015

          Yes, I looked at a couple of online YouTube to GIF programs, but they had the watermarks, and that bugged me. I like the Giffing Tool. A lot. I predict it was money well spent, and I do like the “pay what you want” approach. Also found out once you buy it once (which I did at work) you can just apply for an update (updates are free) using the email account associated with your paypal payment, and get the link to download again on another computer. So I now have the option to GIF away to my heart’s content at either location. =)

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        • Perry · March 13, 2015

          So what did you ultimately buy and use?

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        • jholland · March 13, 2015

          It’s called “Giffing Tool” (learned about it on Lifehacker when I was looking for user friendly ways to make your own gifs)- google “giffing tool” and it brings you to their website. It’s a pretty quick download and installation. It allows you to just screencap the monitor. Basically, you find the few seconds of video you want, pause it, click the Giffing Tool icon, and it brings up a little moveable toolbar. You move it out of the way if it happens to be over the video area (say a media player or youtube window). Then you hit record and the screen goes transparent and cropping box appears. You move the cropping box over the video area of the monitor, and when you have it framed the way you want it, it begins recording. Then you hit play on your video as fast as you can, then hit the “escape” button on your keyboard when you get the line you wanted. Have to be careful not to let it record too long, or you get file size error. Once you’ve hit escape, a new window appears with your captured footage, and then you can work through it frame by frame, delete frames you don’t want at either end, add a caption, slow it down, play it in reverse, crop it further, etc. Does allow a change to greyscale or lightening. It’s fairly user friendly. When you have it the way you want it, there’s a save Icon and you just save it as a GIF file in whatever folder.

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