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Sunday, 25 August 2019

GIF Making in GIMP

I have always been mesmerised by GIF loops. But then I'm old and I remember the whistling sound of a dial-up connection. GIF's (pronounced "J" - if - FIGHT ME) were a kind of witchcraft for me in the early days of the internet. Fandom members I knew well (on livejournal) had the power to make there own edits of shows, music videos and films I was obsessed with, and reduce them to beautiful second long sequences of awesome beauty. But for some reason, this always felt like something other, clever people could learn how to do, and that I would never get to know the secrets of how they were made.

Then, I watched a 3 minute video on YouTube this morning and now I have come to realise that this was a lie. The internet is still for everyone and it's all fair game. This sulky girl I drew a while ago seemed like a good place to start in my GIF making career. She's shaking her head, and to her everything is a full body cringe. BUT I MADE THAT. I'm a bit nervous as a peer down the rabbit hole I'm about to tumble down. The very limited social life I currently maintain is about to die. But look at the shiny moving thing! 



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