|A GIF art lesson (be patient for it to start).|
|The famous dancing baby.|
|Get down, little guy! |
We need your dancefloor for lunch.
|It's called "morphing" and its all the GIF rage right now.|
|Giphey. Don't stare too long, it might be hypnotic.|
|When math, science, and art meet...|
|Think what Edvard Munch|
could have done with GIFs
|Peter Pan with a hyperactive|
To my way of thinking, the greatest beauty of GIF technology is the relative simplicity and ease of use inherent in GIF creation software. Today I download a program called Blumenthal's Easy GIF Animator. I'm still using it in demonstration mode (free) but I plan to spend $29.95 for it, if for no other purpose than to create GIF animations for use here as the need arises to make some point regarding the artwork I feature. The word "Easy" in the name is, of course, relative. It's easy if you've had experience in editing photos, or in creating video productions. The little GIF video (below), which I made today (after two false starts) honors the memory of our dearly departed Pounci. And although it's not very sophisticated, once I got the knack, it took less than half an hour.
|Not quite a cat, not quite a kitten...|
|Two Women Running on the Beach, 1922. Pablo Picasso|
|Starry Night, 1889, Vincent van Gogh|
|Would van Gogh love it or hate it. |
I think he'd be "crazy" about it.