Experimenting with gifs

July 25th, 2012 | Filed under: Graduate School

A classmate and I learned how to create animated GIFs during a quickfire activity today in class. We had an hour to learn how to do it and create a gif that represents our year 2 experience this summer. We had a lot of fun! The first two are by my classmate Aaron and I created the last two.

We were going for a a series that represents the different emotions and feelings we experienced during this month-long program. We alternated between nervousness, freaking out, confidence and accomplishment.

It has been a great summer! (You need to click each image to see the gif in motion.)

Resources we used to learn about and create the GIFs:


5 Comments on “Experimenting with gifs”

  1. 1 Ann Burgo said at 3:29 am on November 7th, 2012:

    Mary, Ann here again from EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama. I am at the beginning of joining the world of technology. I have seen the term GIF, but didn’t understand it. After watching your pictures with their strange movements that made me smile, I decided to research and read about GIF. Thanks for the inspiration. Ann

  2. 2 Michael Morris said at 11:17 am on December 2nd, 2012:

    Ms. Worrell,
    I am a student in EDM310 and I was assigned to comment on your blog. I am so glad that you posted about using GIFs. I think that they are so funny and enjoyable to write. I see where you were going to share the resources you used to create the GIFs in your class, but I couldn’t ever find anything. I would love to learn more about creating a GIF to put onto my blog. What website did your class use to create the GIFs? I googled a few, but I never found a free generator that I liked. Thanks for sharing!
    Michael Morris

  3. 3 军工007摄像手表 said at 6:38 pm on April 18th, 2013:


  4. 4 Jamie Baxter said at 1:28 pm on October 8th, 2013:

    Hi! Jamie Baxter again from EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama.

    I have heard of the computer term GIF before, but I never really knew much about it. After watching your videos, they made me laugh, and I want to learn more about making one.

    What website did you and your classmate use to create these? I would love to use this in my classroom, and get my students to make one to experience this form of technology.

    Great Post!

  5. 5 WilliamTimi said at 2:36 am on May 12th, 2016:

    Say, you got a nice forum post.Thanks Again. Vari

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