This week, I really enjoyed creating an animated GIF through using photoshop. I decided to use a portrait of Kevin Garnett, because he is one of my favorite all-time basketball players. Since Kevin Garnett played for my favorite team, the Celtics, for a while, I decided to use change his face in the different frames of the GIF to different shades of green to show some Celtic pride.
After that, I decided to just play around with GIFs and photoshop and I decided to make one of myself.
I went through the DS106 Assignment Repository to browse through different assignments, and there were a few that caught my eye. First, I came across an assignment about making a gif of the “Best Sports Play” of the past year. This was an assignment that interested me, and I currently have the tools need to complete this, as seen below. I think we are going to do a lot of projects that incorporate making gifs throughout the semester, and I think that is a very important skill when it comes to digital storytelling.
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The next project I noticed was “Turbo Charged Animated GIF.” While I currently don’t have the tools to complete this, I feel I will learn how to work with something like this (creating separate animation zones in one image) through different projects throughout the semester. I think these skills are important as well to add diversity to my animation ability by being able to animate specific sections of an image, as opposed to either the whole thing, or turning a clip of a video into a gif.
I’ve been delayed from joining this class due to some health issues, but now that I’m back, I’m feeling pretty happy.
But I’m also pretty nervous to be joining the class this late.
But overall, I’m just excited and ready to jump right into things and see how I can do.