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So this is a lovely Daily Create  for DS106!

I remembered my first stop motion gif ever and how it was jumpy and so large I could not load to Tumblr properly. I decided to revisit that one (with my extra year of experience in gif making) and make it better. Used Align layers, cropped here and there, chose new colours to restrict a couple of variations and make it look more ‘arty’ …and am ‘happy as Larry’ with the result

Our radio show for DS106 ‘The DS106 Good Spell in 106 bullets’ is back this sunday! Listen at: http://ds106rad.io/listen/ 

‘The lord of death turns the wheel of life’ in Buddhist mythology. Animated gif by me for the daily create today. The lord of death reminds us that life is impermanent and cyclical – what if the new forward were around? Hence we understand the importance of wagon wheels in western movie symbolism. May be an association too far… Source 

I am back! 

My first #DS106 task? An animated gif for a new friend who is having a tough time. The ideal gif to send anyone who is annoying you! Enjoy.

This one was too hard for gifadog!

It needed cutting up and glueing and his little paws can only use a mouse so far, so the Shrink had to step in and help. I am pretty proud of this one, it feels like (dare I say it?) I actually made some art, damn it!

Gifadog and I are trying to learn how to restore old classic cartoons. 

It is hard! I asked the Interwebz for help and bionicteaching helped with a Photoshop Tutorial and advise that it is slow work. It seems that my dream to find a way to clean up a whole video is now about learning to clean video frame by frame. stefaniesophie suggested learning painting technique. As I understand this, it is to learn the nature and type of different types of painting to enable you to restore old frames accurately. 

So I turned to the animated gif for help. I took an original classic cartoon from the public domain, edited in a movie editor to get only the scenes that I wanted to improve and then started to make animated gifs of the frames and clean them up.

There are an incredible number of parameters that can be adjusted in post processing with Photoshop and Premiere Pro. I have little idea of where to start. Above are our early attempts. I must admit to feeling a little like the proverbial dog with too many balls. 

Time passes 

Animated Gif by The DS106 Shrink for Gif it Up

Source image from the Museum of New Zealand 

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