I am always on the look out for bits of video footage I think would make a great animated GIF experiment. I found and made these:

Animated GIF Experiment

Brunswick 1948 Promo GIF

How-to on creating the GIF:

  • Found the footage on YouTube.
  • Downloaded the video (mp4) to my computer with the Firefox Add-on FlashGot.
  • Viewed the downloaded video in VLC media player to find the segment I wanted to use in the animated GIF.
  • Noted the time sequence, in seconds, from start to stop, in the video and inputted them, and the video into HandBrake.
  • Activated the extraction tool within HandBrake to create a short video (mp4) which was opened in Adobe Photoshop CC.
  • Exported the clip into a .gif format with a loop using the "Save-As" procedure.
  • Used the following webpage as a guide: Create frame animations.
  • Also, used the webpages found from the following search phrase: What is the best Animated GIF settings in Photoshop.

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