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Good morning! It is a beautiful in Arizona right now-- 67 degrees with a light breeze. I should be outside. But I made something last night and I thought I would share.
My husband and I have a digital camera that also records little movies. We do have a video camera, but we find the camera to be easier.
This is because when you plug the camera (via USB cord) into your computer, the movies are already divided into their own convenient .avi files. This takes away the editing step that one has to do with a video tape.
But by all means, you can do this with a video camera as well.
I'm rambling. Time to write about what I made! You've probably noticed it by now, in the top left corner of the page.
My husband and I were taking pictures and we thought, "why not try to animate our portraits?" (If somebody else is already doing this; we're sorry; we really thought of it on our own!)
This is our first time, and it looks a little rough, but I am hoping to make one that is much better.
So do you want to know how to do it? Unfortunately, you need to buy an inexpensive software program called GIF Construction Kit Professional. The program is only $25 and it actually has a drop down menu in which you can choose "AVI to GIF".
The software is intuitive and easy to use. (And no, I'm not getting paid for this in any way.)
If you don't want to buy the software, but you have a camera that takes short movies, email me your movie and I will convert it to a .gif for a $5 donation to SOMAD.org, a breast cancer charity. Email me for information regarding this. All donations are tax-deductible.
Have fun! And if you try it, please email me a copy so I can see how others do! And just refresh your browser to see the animation again. My next one will be much better!