Week #4 – Recap & Info

In our last class session before the EPIC Giphy HQ visit we discussed our final postcards / project #1 submissions! (did you submit yours by e-mail?) We talked about the revision process, effective communication and who is on the receiving end of your design work. The class executed great work on this project as whole!

In context to our trip to Giphy, we discussed the process of making something “static” move. We introduced the animation process of making .gifs and talked about how even 2-4 subtly altered frames can begin to change the effect of how something is communicated and presented by making it move.

I gave a class demo using the “Puppet Warp” feature in photoshop, as well as how to convert individual frames into a stack using the photoshop timeline. (we will revisit this in class this week)

Its time to animate our postcards, lets discuss the process of converting static images into moving and motion based digital art works. Here are a few puppet warp demos to get you excited!

Giphy.com HQ Visit & Reflection

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This past Friday 2/21/20 we had a great opportunity to visit the Giphy.com HQ in NYC. Giphy as we know is the Internets first search engine for animated GIFS (and much more now!) The company has built a huge brand and culture around, well, GIFS! We learned about the many, many exciting parts of the company and received a great presentation and tour. The Artist repository is HUGE! Do you have some favorites? If so, share the link in the comments section and tell us why!

This coming week we will be working on the process of turning something static into animations. (Our Postcard project) We will use the animated GIF format and output our work both here in this post (Ill build us a gallery as the works flow in) as well as to the individual Giphy accounts everyone has created. E-mail to me some of your picts taken at Giphy!

*Assignment – In the comments section directly below, please leave your impressions, thoughts, feelings and questions about our visit to Giphy! (PS – I have to manually approve all comments so they may not show up instantly, no need to post twice :))