I decided to do the “Favorite Musicians GIF” prompt for my first animated GIF assignment.
For the longest time, I was a huge One Direction fan. Now that they’ve disbanded, I don’t particularly follow up with any of the members, except for Harry Styles. To this day, he remains one of my favorite artists of all time. Since all of the members have gone solo, I have only really listened to Harry’s music. I like it so much because it wasn’t the typical pop music.
This gif is taken from a video on YouTube of Harry singing one of his songs, Two Ghosts. I chose this specific video because I thought that it was better than making a GIF from a concert video.
To be completely honest, I had a hard time figuring out how to make a GIF. At first, I tried working with GIMP. It was difficult because I didn’t have any photos to chose from. I tried taking screenshots from the video but that was inconvenient. Then I looked for another way and found GIPHY.com I didn’t like the outcome because the turn out was blurry. Then I went back to the assignment prompt and followed someone’s tutorial. This was the blog post that helped me:
Following the tutorial, I typed in “gif” in front of the word “youtube” in the link of the YouTube video.
This took me to a website called gifs.com where I chose the start and end time to the GIF.
Once that is done, I clicked “Create GIF” and downloaded the final GIF (I did have to create an account to be able to download the GIF, but since it was free, I was okay with it).
The GIF starts with Harry Styles looking into the camera while still singing his song. I thought the GIF turned out great!