As part of the class that I am taking which has resulted in the creation of the website you are viewing, I must complete some mini-assignments.
This post is one of those mini-assignments.
The instructions for this mini-assignment were “make a GIF.”
Recalling a GIF From Grade Nine
I am in my fourth year of university now, which means that grade nine was over six years ago, but I distinctly recall a GIF that I made in my grade nine information technology class.
The GIF was a cartoon character running and unfortunately, I no longer have access to it.
I mention this because it is the only other time I have been required to create a GIF as part of a class.
The GIF I Made Today
GIF is really not a term that comes to mind often. So when I saw the term the first item that came to my mind was Apple’s live photos.
I recognized that these two types of media were very similar and wondered if there was a way to turn a live photo into a GIF, so I googled it and learned that there indeed is! (Here is a link to the resource I used to turn one of my live photos into a GIF).
So, here is the GIF that I ended up making:
This GIF was made from a photo of my dad and me at the Seattle Mariner’s first playoff game in Seattle since 2001.
I really cherish this photo, as one of the ushers at the game saw us and asked us if we wanted him to take a photo for us. It was an excellent example of generosity and the photo itself ended up being really nice.
I will always remember this game and if you want to learn more about my experience at the game, here is a link to a video where I reflect on it.
An Additional Note
It should also be noted that turning your live photos into GIFs certainly does sacrifice quality. However, there is a certain aesthetic to the graininess that makes the GIF appealing to look at.