GIF Your Day Tutorial

For the GIF Animate Your Day Like Ben assignment, you need to create 5 animated gifs of your life. While it may seem daunting, this task is super simple! Here’s what a finished product might look like:

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And here are the steps to reach that!

Steps:

Step 1: Film what you want

It can be whatever you do daily, and you can film it however you want. If you have a fancy camera for filming, that’s great! But a phone camera will work just as well.

Step 2:

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Transfer your videos onto your computer, by whatever means necessary.

Step 3:

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If you filmed a lot, it helps to cut things down a little, just to save on load time. I cropped mine in Windows Movie Maker, but you can use whatever video trimming tool you prefer.

Step 4:

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Go to Giphy.com, and click the “Create” button in the top right.

Step 5:

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It’ll take you to this page. You can put in a video url, if you’re using Giphy for a different assignment. But, if you’re using videos you took, press the browse button, and open the video file.

Step 6:

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Adjust the point where you want the gif to start, and how long you want it to last, then scroll down and hit “Create Your Gif”

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Once it’s finished loading, right-click the gif and hit “Save image as…” to save it to your computer. Then you can freely upload it!

Just repeat these steps for all your gifs, and the assignment will be completed in no time.

Word of warning:

15Make sure when you’re uploading the gif to WordPress, make sure it’s full sized! Otherwise, it won’t play at all.

Happy GIF-ing!

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