I have decided to use the only GIF that I took inspiration from, the surf 3D GIF. Using Stacy Peralta’s 3D Mask, I have created a 3D GIF. I am yet to find a GIF like it, so I’m incredibly happy with it!
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After a week of trying different GIFs I have taken 2 GIFs the distance. Having previously mentioned my admiration for Stacy Peralta’s use of the 3D imaging in the film Riding Giants (2004) I have managed to replicate this in my own way with one of my own images.
To do this, I opened the image in Photoshop and masked myself out of the image and replaced it with a content aware fill. I then took the edited image over to After Effects where I turned all of the layers into 3D, and then by adding a camera and using keyframes, you are able to create an incredibly interesting GIF.
My second test was to create one for my band, Kenoby. Then to possibly use the technique for my own work in the future.
To do this, I used one of the bands pictures and masked myself and Ken out of the image to separate layers. Then, using the Photoshop timeline, I added text behind each layer to create an insight into the bands name.
My final test was to base it around myself, using different fields of interests that I have. I also wanted to take the opportunity to learn how to use Animate CC.
To do this, I created keyframes so a shape would swipe across the pictures and then changing the image every time the shape was fully covering the picture.
My next blog post will show my final choice to be my GIF to represent myself.
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GIFs are becoming more and more popular within todays social media world. With them now being easily accessible on Facebook, Twitter and various other social media platforms. I have decided to join in the craze and start creating my own and I will document my finds and tests over the next three blog posts.
Firstly, I have looked into what GIFs interest me the most, and what portrays me as a media practitioner and as a person.
I have recently watched a fantastic documentary called Riding Giants (2004, Peralta) and he uses an incredibly fascinating way to display photographs. He uses a standard 2D image and uses After Effects to mask key elements of the photo to make it 3D. Here’s a little example below,
This is a skill I have wanted to be able to achieve since I first watched the film when I was 13! Because of this, I have decided to crack this technique by using it as a personal GIF, as I can then use it for my future video work.
Read more "Using GIFs as a Self Portrait"
Simply Italian – East Sussex & Kent
One of Gisborne Media House’s early projects was for Simply Italian, a chain of Italian restaurants along the south coast of England.
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Finished January 2016, Moryaw Arnewa was my first film capturing the amazing winters of the South West. All of the film is filmed around Devon and Cornwall with three incredibly talented surfers, Joaquin Munoz, Alex Hart & Stefan Lue Chin.
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Myself & Kendall Williams have recently been working hard in the studio to release Kenoby’s first E.P! Keep an eye out on our social media pages, as well as our website.
Website – https://kenobymusic.wordpress.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Kenobyband/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kenobybandofficial/
Read more "Kenoby – E.P on the way"
Winter Tales, a short film about Dartmoor during the winter. I wrote and made the music and film with myself taking a fresh filming direction. I wanted to make an art film, using textures of the trees and landscapes of the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.
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