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Five GIFers For The Serious Minded

Elspeth Reeve: From Gaffes to GIFs: The Great Shift in Presidential Debate Strategy and Gabby Douglas's Awesome Night: A GIF Guide

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posted by the man of twists and turns (20 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
The sample GIF for #4 is standard output from a regular T1-weighted MRI scan. Our computers have the software for making these installed by default. Next time you're getting your brain scanned, ask the technician for one of these as a souvenir.
posted by Nomyte at 12:48 PM on November 18, 2012 [9 favorites]


Yeah but which gifs does Sasha Grey watch?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:49 PM on November 18, 2012


I liked the sense of power conveyed in the tiger GIF.
posted by arcticseal at 12:53 PM on November 18, 2012


I think I'm going to spend all night making GIFs for the NYPL. Thanks.
posted by Jehan at 12:57 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is great. Respectable GIFfing.

What's the tiger one supposed to show? The loop seems very short
posted by Bwithh at 1:01 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


What's the tiger one supposed to show? The loop seems very short

Yeah, I'm a little bugged by the tiger gif actually. I think it'd be much better even if they'd just increased the frame delay like this.

But then I'm picky and opinionated so.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 1:09 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


These are cool. I've really been intrigued by animated GIFs lately.
posted by OmieWise at 1:24 PM on November 18, 2012


not serious enough.
posted by mary8nne at 1:44 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


If we ever get the ability to use avatars beside our user names I call the tiger. I GOT DIBS. Plus I licked it, just to ensure none of you steal my awesome avatar.
posted by Keith Talent at 2:35 PM on November 18, 2012


IWDRM - lovely stuff. I want to try making these, I especially like the way they capture a particular gesture, and loop it seamlessly. how cool would the tiger one be if it got an entire stride, so it was the tiger running towards you forever
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:43 PM on November 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I fully expected to see IWDRM in this list.
posted by painquale at 4:45 PM on November 18, 2012


That Presidential link makes me ill. Are people really this shallow? Or is the media really this manipulative as to make blink-rate, nods and watch-glances supposedly pivotal?
posted by DU at 5:51 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


What's the tiger one supposed to show? The loop seems very short

Desire for a cheeseburger?
posted by Navelgazer at 5:58 PM on November 18, 2012


Man...half way across a tightrope over Niagara Gorge has to be the worst time for a grand mal seizure ever.
posted by yoink at 6:06 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


That Presidential link makes me ill. Are people really this shallow? Or is the media really this manipulative as to make blink-rate, nods and watch-glances supposedly pivotal?
posted by DU at 5:51 PM on 11/18
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My understanding ( may be flawed ) is that the debate livegiffing nonsense was largely pushed by Tumblr as a sort of meme-marketing stunt/ wishful thinking initiative. I suspect most of these debate live gifs of facial reactions were put together by Tumblr employees, under orders from panicked managers realizing debate livegiffing is kind of pointless
posted by Bwithh at 6:23 PM on November 18, 2012


Anyone smell toast? Just me?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:11 PM on November 18, 2012


Not sure what counts as 'serious' here, but dvdp is one of the best GIFfers around. Really beautiful geometric movement.
posted by wemayfreeze at 8:26 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cinemagraphs: 1, 2, 3.
posted by painquale at 8:40 PM on November 18, 2012


Anatomical Illustration GIFs from 1901 Flap-Up Book

Animated GIFs of The Naughty Nineties: A Pop-Up Book For Adults Only. Oh, those Victorians!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:33 AM on November 30, 2012


Moving the Still, a GIF art show, via
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:40 AM on December 13, 2012


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