A beautiful face

Part of week 2 in the headless ds106 is to Say It Like the Peanut Butter.

Make an animated gif from your favorite/least favorite movie capturing the essence of a key scene. Make sure the movement is minimal but essential.

I’ve done a few of these and made a wee tutorial last week for doing it with Fireworks. At first I had another dig through blade runner and La Belle et la Bête, but wasn’t delighted with the results.
Then last night I went to the movies to see The Great Beauty, which was a beautiful movie in all sorts of ways. I was a fan of Toni Servillo from The Consequences of Love and Il Divo and this increased my admiration. So here is his beautiful face, ripped from the trailer on youtube.
I duplicated the very short segment and reversed it to hide the seems. The gif started out a over 2mb and I crushed it as much as I could, eventually resizing down to 360 pixels. I am going to scale it up in the html here.


3 thoughts on “A beautiful face”

  1. Hello, True Friend John.

    Yes, I like this GIF because it is a happy time for all the people and they are dancing, back and forth, back and forth. It is good that you made it small (sometimes small things are just the best, just saying) and still it looks very good and not like a pixie. Even though I like most pixies (they are also small). But if a GIF is too pixie it doesn’t work as well. So good for your job on that.

    Make more GIFs. Like I say, “A GIF a day keeps the doctor away!” or “A GIF a day is a great way to use up a day!” or “If you make a GIF-a-day and keep the doctor away but even if you use up a day making it, then all the other people who see it will be able to look at it and say, good for them for making that GIF today!”

    Those are just some of my GIF sayings that I say. I have more, but I will save them in reserve for another day, you know, in case you don’t make a GIF and need an inspiration or something.

    Well, bye!

  2. Christina, Mostly luck and good material to start with.
    Tina thanks for the giffy comments, look forward to hearing the rest.

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