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The Academic GIF | bavatuesdays

The Academic GIF | bavatuesdays | Backpack Filmmaker |

I wrote several months ago about the experience of working alongside UMW’s Chinese History scholar Sue Fernsebner to start imagining how she might integrate animated GIFs into a curriculum centered around film analysis

Via theo kuechel
theo kuechel's curator insight, January 14, 2014 6:10 PM

I was pleased to come across these examples  of using GIFs  from Jim Groom because  they resonated with an some earlier  on Video for Learning where I considered how the facility to isolate movement in an video or how a short repeating sequence of video can help educators find new ways of wringing extra data from visual media. These  examples really make you think about what you are seeing in different ways.

I think that this is just the beginning and such techniques will become more prevalnt  in learning designs  and that many more educators and learners will become involved;  for example my colleague John Johnston and his experiments.

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Animate Your Comics and Illustrations Easily with MotionArtist



Via Robin Good
Robin Good's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:06 PM

MotionArtist is a downloadable software for both Macs and Windows PCs which provides powerful animation capabilities to the non-expert animator, illustrator or comics designer.

With MotionArtists it is possible to capture, edit and animate existing comics and illustrations and to export the final product to most major video formats (including 1080p HD) or to HTML 5.

"MotionArtist, launched Tuesday, allows users to add movement to existing comics or create entirely new and diverse projects.

...MotionArtist was designing the simplest process for people who might not have a background in cartoons, but want to dive right in."

"Really what we've tried to do is create an animation tool for non-animators."

"In the program, users can create panels of any shape and then drop in layered images (like a Photoshop file). Then, using an intuitive point-to-point system, they can set the elements on paths and move them around within the panel.


Motion comics have grown in popularity in recent years, with popular comic book titles like X-Men making the jump to Netflix or YouTube, where they can be watched instead of read."

(Source. Mashable)

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Peter Shanks's comment, March 9, 2013 5:02 PM
a successor for the late, lamented, flash editor?
Peter Shanks's comment, March 9, 2013 5:57 PM
oh... no tweening :( still, quite an exciting tool