Inspired by the Sno-Cat movie trading card for The Shining (updated link), I started messing around with how I could do this in GIMP. While playing I started to think, why can’t we animate the movie scenes? A few hours later I figured it out and I’m currently working on a tutorial—I already submitted a new assignment for this in the Animated GIF category. There are a few things I need to clean up, like adding the trademark information below the Flamethrower title and making the card look a bit worn. Above is my first experiment with one of my all-time favorite films The Thing (1982)—and if you know the film you know how important the flamethrower truly is!
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