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GIFfing it Like it Was 1872

Don't Rage around Miss Cicely Alexander! This is a response to the Tate’s call for their 1840s GIF party — they have made images available from selected pieces of art from their 1840s room and inviting anyone to remix as a GIF. That is such a good idea I made it into a ds106 assignment. I chose as my subject James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (1872-4). I saw movement possibility in the pair of butterflies, but was curious about the item at the base of the window sill… it is just some sort of etching ?? but when I saw the image it reminded me of one of those silly rage faces. The first step was selecting the butterflies and putting each in a layer. On the base layer, I clone brushed in beneath them. To be able to animate the rage head, […]

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Googly Eyed GIFs

It has nothing to do with the Mothership Google, but Googley Eyes are useful for sock puppets. Via the Firehose of Links Known as Alec Courous, I found myself diverted "Add googly eyes to a GIF" http://t.co/76z5EKhIoX — Alec Couros (@courosa) November 18, 2013 I find Googlify is a sophisticated technological tool (free of “Big Data” and pivoted moocs) for adding this effect to an animated GIF which you cannot enjoy since this is a snapshot. But the site allows you to add this effect to any published animated GIF I decided to give it a go with one I made of axe wielding Bryan Alexander when I visited him in May 2011 Loading the URL for this GIF in the Googlify site, and the site deconstructs the GIF into frames, each allowing you to add a googley eye and change its location, spacing, size, etc. and it re-renders as […]

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Where the Sasquatch Dancing Man Got His Moves

If you have not seen the 2009 video at the Sasquatch concert where one dude got a whole crowd going: What the handheld video left out was a just before he started gyrating, he was got his moves from the Bava This is a few days late for the ds106 Month of GIF mania suggested […]

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Run Away… from your bad ass selves…

Batman and Robin, so scared of the Dog. They cannot run fast enough. How could anyone resist the Batman and Robin Running Scared Assignment submitted by Michael Branson Smith There’s an awesome Tumblr blog created by That Design Bastard filled with animated GIFs of Batman and Robin Running away from sh*t. The cool thing is the site posts a PSD file of Batman and Robin running with a transparent background so you can make your own. He even encourages you to submit your GIF to him for consideration. Time to get those two caped crusaders running scared! So much you can do here, especially given the provided PhotoShop file with the dynamic duo already animated. That one above was nothing beyond importing different images in lower layers. What might be more interesting is Batman and Robin being scared… of themselves! How about some recursion? Now that is scary.

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A World of Their/Our Own

New blog post: “ds106zone: You are About to Enter Another Dimension” bavatuesdays.com/ds106zone-you-… #ds106 #ds106 #soitbegins — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) May 13, 2013 When Jim Groom lights up #ds106 you can feel the energy waves transmorgify. I for one am darned excited because I now get to be a humble open participant in ds106, and the 5 week may summer session of the #ds106zone already has that giddy feeling as people are riding the momentum. When jim had first described the idea of re-writing/producing classic twilight Zone episodes with a modern slant, one that jumped out me was the last one from Season 1, A World Of His Own. Writer Gregory West apparently is so good at character creation, he can actually conjure them up in real peace just be describing them into his microphone. His wife, Victoria, is not pleased to see the blonde vixen Gregory creates to talk to, […]

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Riff-o-GIF-o-Glasses

Riffing Todd Conaway’s Riff of David Kernohan’s MOOCs Are People Poster: Sneak preview of tomorrows presentation #designassignment666 #ds106 twitter.com/dkernohan/stat… — David Kernohan (@dkernohan) February 13, 2013 We riff a riff a gif! Leading the riot bus! Rocking the streets of London mayhem! Why? Because we can. And it’s a ds106 Riff a Gif assignment

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GIF Dog GIF

Today’s Daily Create may have been the hardest one to date- “Use camera panning to blur the background behind a moving subject” – the idea is to use a relatively slow shutter speed to take a photo of a moving subject. If you pan the camera at about the same speed as the subject, you can achieve a great effect of it being in focus, but everything else is blurred. I don’t think I’ve ever really pulled this one off before, and my streak continued today. But I tried. And that’s the point. I shot about 25 exposures of Gunner, the dog I am watching. He loves to chase tennis balls, so I tried all kinds of vantage points of tossing the ball and trying to get him to run by my field of view. The first challenge is throwing a ball with my left hand and holding the camera […]

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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 […]

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The Ox: John GIFwistle

In my late night Youtube wandering, among the suggested videos that popped up last night was, An Ox’s Tale, the full length documentary of The Who’s bass genius, John Entwistle. The guy was in an orbit of his own for what he accomplished, from building his first electric bass by hand, to the way he transformed it form the dull background instrument to one that leads. I then found myself digging this thundering bas solo from a 2010 concert performance of “5:15″: Those segments looking at him from the camera view at the top of the bass, screamed “GIF” because of the lack of movement of the bass, it almost looks not real. If you watch the video, you can see that he had a small camera mounted there to record his rather amazing fast finger work (one of his nicknames was “Thunderfingers”). The video was also available Here is […]

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The Strawberry Snow Monster LIVES! GIFs!

The Abominable Pine Man was spotted in the vicinity on December 15, 2012. Unlike the Lock news Monster, Sasquatch, the photos of this super natural creature ares sharp, clean, and obvious no fabrication or some buffoon in a fur suit. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog In time the monster morphed into a floppier version cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog But it was not invincible, in fact, it had pretty much transformed into a sad shell of its former glory: cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Until today! It’s back, reformed, and now something more of a Squirrel Bear Hybrid: Just for the sake of the ds106 GIFfest, I call this a sporting event GIF … who’s gonna stop me? When will the GIFfing stop? NEVER!

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