One of the small challenges of the #DS106 MOOC is to create an animated gif from one of your favourite movies.
Of course one movie just won the battle in my head: The Big Lebowski. What a rich and creative movie!
How did I made an animated gif out of a movie file?
- I searched “animated gif generator from video”.
- I tried a first site. You could upload an MPEG. So I looked on YouTube for some footage, downloaded it with Keepvid, cut a few seconds within QuickTime, exported that part, uploaded it on the site. It worked but it turned out to be very hard to define the right part.
- I tried a second site: memecenter. That worked great: just put in a link to e.g. YouTube. Define starting and endpoint. Save as .gif. You can even add text etc. The only small back-draw is the text Memecenter on the buttom.