Just making it in under the wire, for today’s gif post to still be relevant, so I’ll keep it short and say; here’s a doodle gif for Friday.
So I finally had someone take me up on my offer to craft a quick gif for them, namely Deborah Drucker from over at Notes Tied To The Sagebrush, which I’m premiering here, prior to handing it over to her to use as she wishes.
I decided to go with simple, apposite and vaguely comical, using the header image from Deborah’s blog as a background for a fairly basic stop frame animation. I hope she’s pleased with it and I hope that you like my fourth quickfire gif of the week.
See you tomorrow for the Cosmic Photo prompt and more giffage.
Today I am more encouraged, as I have had not one, but two tentative requests for gifs from readers who missed my original post, which I shall get around to in due course.
I already had an idea which I was playing around with for Todd and Dustin so I’m posting that today, but I shall start work on the requests tomorrow.
I apologise if the rather abrasive nature of this one isn’t for you, I quite understand; I was attempting to emulate, however amateurishly, David Lynch’s trademark strobe motif, which he uses to such powerful effect in many of his works.
Well I must say, I’m slightly disappointed.
After my kind offer to make somebody a free, bespoke gif yesterday and every day this week, not one person requested my artistic services, even after the lovely bouncy one I made as an example.
But that didn’t stop me from mucking about for my own entertainment and since nobody else wanted anything animated for them, I made one for this Nobody instead.
After my latest burst of animated creativity last week, making the gif for Todd and Dustin that I posted yesterday, I had an idea for this week’s theme; a personalised custom gif giveaway, a gifaway if you will.
Yes I’m offering a lovingly crafted, unique, exclusive and free animated gif, for one person each day this week.
So, whether you’d like me to make something for you to display on your blog, or you just fancy a weird screensaver for your phone, the first person to make a request in the comments of this post will receive a mystery gif to do with as they please.
You may specify the photo to be used, or I can do something strange with your blog avatar, or you can have a lucky dip and just see what I come up with for you, it’s entirely up to you.
But what I do with the source material will be up to me, ok?
In fact, I will take the first two requests today, to give me a chance to get started on the week’s task, then the first request from each day after that until Friday.
I have already had a quick muck about and made one for myself, using an old dalecooper57 graphic from the early days of Diary of an Internet Nobody as an example of the type of thing that can be done with a single image, see what you think.
For this, the nineteenth installment of my daily blogging binge, I’m previewing another unhinged animated gif, inspired by the first guests in my week of reblogs.
You’ve met Todd and Dustin, the pair of writers who I featured in Monday’s post
This is them.
Well Dustin was admiring the work of The Woolhouse Boys on Friday, so I did him and Todd the honour of sweaterising them, like this…
…but that didn’t seem quite enough, somehow, so I decided to go one step further.
The beauty of all this mucking about with animation apps and editing tools is that I learn new skills every time. For instance, I realised that if you’re going to cut someone’s head off and leave a big hole in the picture, you need to reconstruct what would be in the background, if the head wasn’t in the way to start with.
All this fiddly photographic manipulation resulted in a rather warped and surreal reimagining of the beautiful garden in which our heroes were seated when the original photo was taken, but I hope that’s upstaged by the Gilliam-esque animation in the foreground.
See what you think.
I’ve yet to decide what, if any, the theme will be for my final full week of March’s marathon, but one thing’s for sure, it’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge tomorrow, so I’ll see you back here for that.
Because, ummm, well, just because, I’ve decided to post something every day in March.
Yeah, I know, it’s obtuse, everyone else does Just Jot it January or The A-Z Challenge and I choose, at nine o’clock at night on the first of March, to inflict a month’s worth of posts on myself (and you) for no good reason whatsoever.
Or any plan, either, as per usual.
So there’s no telling what you’ll get, knowing me you’ll end up getting some random weird photo each day, but I’ll try to keep it more varied than that.
Although not today, today is audio visual day, partly made up of weird photos, most of which you may recall seeing recently in my Twin Peaks related post and now complied, to music, in a fancy video.
Followed by the rather more frenetic, yet somehow hypnotic creation that is the video I made for the last tune that came out when I noodled with Oscilab, my loop making/oscillator app.
I made the video using the “visualization” mode on my Poweramp music player, installed on my old tablet. Placing my phone on a sheet of glass above the tablet, which sat at the bottom of a black box, I filmed the wave patterns that resulted from playing Thudd through it. I treated the raw footage with a couple of filters, re-synched the edited video with the original tune and, voilà, my eye-scrambling masterpiece is complete.
First off, then, is; Wool, Knit With Me by The Woolhouse Boys.
The music is Diane Dreams (The nightingale remix) and is performed by The Deathless.
And now, brace yourselves, it’s time for Thudd, by me.
See you tomorrow, for, eerrr, something else.
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