September 1 marks 10 years since one of the most horrifying terrorist attacks in Russia, the Beslan school siege which saw over 300 people, 186 of them children, killed. Events to commemorate the massacre are taking place across the country.
lots an lot’s of tweet with his in a sleeveless t-shirs with tha shoulders and stuff SINGING!!!!
Things that are going on with Jensen Ackles and Twitter are not ok. NOT. OK.
I usually “see” gif already while watching the movie. I watch the scene and know that it’s gonna make a good gifset.
I use Free Video to JPG converter to make caps. It’s good and I like the quality of caps but it has one draw back, it can only make caps from the whole video. Like from the whole move I sometimes get from 100 to 200 thousands caps in one folder, and my computer really hates me for that ;)
It’s important to have best quality of initial video. I use no less than 720p
After deleting most of the screencaps and rearranging what’s left in the folders (caps for one gif in one folder). I open the PhotoShop CS 5.1 and start making gifs. There are loooots of tutorials here on Tumblr about how to make gifs. This one is pretty good.
So here in PS all magic is happening transferring caps into gif ;) Here I struggle with dark scenes, shaky cameras and weird colouring :((( It takes from 5 to 15 min on each gif, depending on dificulty and weather I can use old PSD or need to make new.
PSD is a saved set of features, like contrast, brightness, colour filters, textures and many others. I have several that work nice on dark scenes, and some to make B&W gifs (my favourite ;)
After all done I make sure that gif is within Tumblr parameters (500/245/160px wide 750 or 400px high max and less than 2mb). Sometimes I need to sacrifice something to meet all this but It’s now much easier than with 1mb limit ;)
So, yeah… this is how I make them :) I can go into details if you’re interested or you can just ask questions.