Well, I had to get back on the animated gif horse!
I chickened out of the Tate submissions as I fear I am just not good enough to enter. I failed splendidly at not being scared.
Then I saw this,
— Sandy Brown Jensen (@sandramardene)
and as Sandy has mixed feeling about gifs Alan Levine joked with her in relation to the video that opens her amazing adventure from a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter:
@sandramardene That is quite lovely! And (ahem) that helicopter seems to (cough) animate in some sort of (ahem) loop l-)— Alan Levine (@cogdog)
It is worth reading the whole conversation which ends with me jumping and saying:
— Mariana Funes (@mdvfunes)
I could not resist. The helicopter video was begging to be giffed. I downloaded, Mpeg Streamclipped it to pick my ‘moment’, then Gimped it as I like to do basic editing on there first, Photoshopped it – learnt about Tweening to get the helicopter to emerge from the mist and played with various other filters. I added the watermark ‘Gif is art’ alluding to John Johnston’s post about the the other day. There is much I would do to make it better, but not tonight. Thank you Sandy for getting me making art today – I have been too lost in meta-talk and not enough doing!
I need to show my hand and say that my favourite of all the Tate’s Gif submissions is the one the one with the skeleton, of the ones I have seen from us here in DS106…I love them all! We will win, one of us will win….