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Tag Archives: AnimatedGIFAssignments
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimgroom/25722442313/sizes/l The above photo is of a spot along a path right below our house on the way to Anto’s mom’s house. It’s a gorgeous path, and I have photographed it a few times since I got here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimgroom/23110909720/sizes/z/ About … Continue reading
Jack-O’-Lanterns in StereoGIF
It was my oldest son’s birthday weekend, and we had a good one. Bowling party, Minecraft mods, 8-bit jack-o’-lanterns, and much more. With him turning 10 comes the closing of the first decade of my own blogging. I didn’t start the … Continue reading
Pager Paranoia on the GIF Wire
This is my attempt at the “Summarize A Wire Episode In GIFs.” I chose to pull six (actually seven) animated GIFs from episode 5 of Season 1 of The Wire: “The Pager.” It’s one of my favorite episodes because the theme … Continue reading
Around the World, Around the World
Having the above video playing as background music while browsing the following GIFs is highly recommended by the editorial board here at bavatuesdays. We appreciate your ongoing patronage. It all started with John Johnston’s simple assignment “Jim dances around the … Continue reading
A special darkness all my own
One of the things I really love about the classic “The Eye of the Beholder” Twilight Zone episode is the tension built up during the scene wherein the doctors and nurses unwrap the gauze. Everything was working towards this moment, … Continue reading
ds106 Zone Animated Trading Cards: The Invaders
Inspired by Andy Forgrave—as I so regularly have been recently—I tried my hand at an animated ds106zone trading card. I cooked up a quick 4 star example of the animated movie trading card assignment for the beginning of many ds106zone trading … Continue reading
Classic Twilight Zone Animated Vintage Clipart
Riffing on Brian Bennett’s awesome version on the “Graphic Gift” assignment, I downloaded his template and put in the reveal moment for of the classic “The Invaders” episode for a quick three stars (recommended): This was pretty simple (standing on … Continue reading
At least it’s an ethos
I had an idea for a new ds106 animated GIF assignment titled “At least its an ethos.” It might be much better in my mind than in reality, but here it goes anyway. Take the line from The Big Lebowski … Continue reading
Assault on Precinct 13 Trading Cards: The Ice Cream Truck
Here is another addition to the “Movie Trading Cards—now with more animation!” assignment. Sorry for the dark subject matter of this one, but John Carpenter’s vision of urban gangs and thug life in Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) was even … Continue reading
The Dead Zone Trading Cards: The Hockey Game Vision
Just finished up my Animated Movie Trading Cards tutorial, and I figured I’d share my most recent creation that was made alongside documenting the tutorial. It’s inspired by the mad genius of David Cronenberg’s early films. This is one of … Continue reading