Big Lebowski in an animated gif

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?

  1. I searched “animated gif generator from video”.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Result:

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2 Responses to Big Lebowski in an animated gif

  1. Yes, that is nasty to endure again and again the hit. Gifs can be so cruel šŸ˜‰
    I did not know that you can create a gif via youtube. I may also try it.
    As I know it, gifs on wordpress has to be the original size to be displayed properly.

    • Dear Stefanie,

      Thank you for your response and you are right: gifs can be cruel! šŸ™‚

      Thank you also for you suggestion about the original size: it works! Strange thing is that I uploaded the gif without resizing, I guess it was done automatically. Thanks for the extra learning!

      Best regards, Marcel

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