Welcome to the world of gifs

So, my digital media class at college has thrown me into the world of gifs! I knew nothing about this area until last week. This is one of my first gifs, made this evening on my phone. For those of you not in the know, a gif is basically a tiny video that loops, and is a very small file that can be quickly loaded and hosted in many places on the net. You won’t see them on Facebook but they’re pretty common everywhere else. A couple of our assignments involve creating gifs this term.

This particular one was created using an app, photographing the shadow of my hand in various poses, and then joining those photos to create a very short film that endlessly repeats itself.

Our journal for this class is online, documenting our work, research, and idea development on a tumblr account. I’ve never had one of those either. Now I do, so if for some reason you’re interested in gifs or animation or tumblr or spending an evening in your pj’s eating cookie dough and browsing the net, you can have a look at my developing journal and truly jaw dropping efforts in gif creation over at sarahsdigimedia.tumblr.com 🙂

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