The GIFitUP2015 event has started and many in #4life and #ds106 folks are working on GIFs for submission.
WOW! the submissions are fantastic and very intimidating. But at the same time, it does promote creations. I am not even in the farm league in this thing. I started to work on some things but gave up. But true to the ds106 world others were having ups and downs and the connections allowed for feeling good and being inspired – to sweat through the frustrations and finish something. The power of community and peer pressure to try your best. Shows what being connected can do for someone – keeps you going when the going gets tough.
@mdvfunes shared her ups and downs – but also support. By responding to her trials – she found a way to suggest to me – a true give and take and give. Mariana finished a wonderful GIF. RonaldL and JohnJohnston have been active and by sharing their work they opened the doors and windows to continue. The power of just a short comment is so powerful. It really shows the wonderfulness of simple courtesy and good will can move mountains.
By sharing my drafts suggestions made that took away the heavy frustration of not being able to make my visions reality. But the cool part is sharing the visions -others got it and saw it too and then offered some tangents to follow.
The result was I got to a point of finishing a submission – although very rudimentary – and a good baseline for improving over the year and doing better next year.
My attempts were to create the hats in a ferris wheel motion – have not accomplished yet. This one is just in the files as practice.
The second was to have the icons play with a balloon. First attempt ….
and the result after being introduced to Puppet Warp and attempting FireWorks…. the submission:
I also did a couple of birthday GIFS on the fly this week….short and not polished – but to celebrate.
So a GIFFY week of practice!
and I still have a vision of a Toulouse Lautrec poster floating in glitter….it may happen. :-
Did not do well at tracking development. Lots of erasing, cutting merging layers at first. Then Puppet warp to make the hands move in the balloon gif – I used this tutorial.
I used the grid lines in the Hats to keep the images in the same place in each frame.
For the most part – the standard steps that suggested tutorials cover until I got to puppet warp.
Fireworks – all by the seat of my pants. States are a math problem for me and the preview frames seemed to go slower than they really came out when exported. But I did like how FW smooths things out. Too bad it is a historical app now.
An additional attempt with a Toulouse LaTrec poster….