It was only a matter of time before I did an animated GIF assignment from the 1979 classic The Warriors, a film that seems to be an integral part of the ds106 fabric. This one was actually pretty easy to do—I’ve done many an animated GIF—and while this isn’t the best GIF I’ve ever done, I love that Rogue gang leader Luther is featured here doing his infamous “Warriors come out and plaaaaaaaaay.” You can see the scene below, and if you haven’t had the opportunity to see the film you really, really should, I mean what could be better than a gang film set in NYC during the late 70s, early 80s.
In terms of my process. I used the beta version of MPEG Streamclip to download the clip from YouTube, which is a great tool for ripping and converting YouTube videos for animated GIFs, mashups, etc. What’s nice is you can trim down the scene you want from the YouTube clip an then export to your desktop, from there you need to play with GIMP to create the animate GIF. I’ve created a tutorial just for this occasion, and you can find a tutorial for ripping YouTube clips from MPEG Streamclip and create a GIF using GIMP here. Hope it helps.