My first step in this assignment was to google the title “Say it like the Peanut Butter”. What allusion to popular culture had I failed to grasp and what key piece of information was I missing? Now I know how to pronounce the word “gif”.
The assignment was to make an animated gif from your favourite/least favourite movie capturing the essence of a key scene and to ensure the movement is minimal but essential. I may have failed on the “movement is minimal” part.
I used Gifsoup which is a web-based tool to create a gif of Alastair Sim in the Christmas Carol realizing that he has had a bad dream and that he is not dead.
The following steps can be used to create your own gif using the Gifsoup website:
- Go to gifsoup.com and set up a free account
- Enter the url of the YouTube video you would like to use
- Enter the start and end times of the segment you wish to use
- Click the “Create animated Gif” button
- Enter metadata – title, tags and category for your gif
Once your gif has been created you can:
- download it in two different sizes
- link to it by url (or a shortened url)
- cut and paste html in your blog or web page
The free Gifsoup account is adequate for an assignment such as this; however, gifs have a maximum length of 10 seconds and there is a GifSoup watermark at the bottom of the gif.