For our first GIF assignment I decided to base it off one of my favorite musicians, Chance the Rapper. The video I used is from the music video, May I Have This Dance by Francis and the Lights featuring Chance. I chose this video because most of Francis and the Lights music videos are very minimalistic, which I enjoy. This clip was a little different because Chance gives the video a more playful vibe, while keeping the minimalism of the other band.
At first I chose this assignment because I wanted my first GIF to be somewhat easy. I was wrong. Finding the clip and the specific part I wanted to use wasn’t a problem, it was creating it. Towards the beginning I had decided I was going to give GIMP another try, but all the tutorials I watched were instructions on how to convert images not videos. So I decided to use a different method. Below you can find instructions on how I made my GIF.
Direction 1: To begin, go to this website and enter your video URL, in my case it was May I Have This Dance by Francis and the Lights featuring Chance the Rapper.
Direction 2: Once you upload your URL your video should appear. Pay attention to the start time and the GIF length settings below.
Direction 3: Adjust the start time setting to 2:14 and the GIF length to 7 seconds
Before adjusting the settings
After adjusting the settings
Direction 4: Hit the ‘Create a GIF’ button and then select the download button. Located in the bottom left hand corner.
Link to assignment is tagged above in ‘GIF #1′