I make Animated Images.
I simply take pictures of something in a row, which depicts not a constant image, but a moving image.
Upon the request of many a person, I threw this together in 6 minutes.
Pushing my PC chair back, I stood up, went over to my brother's room, and completely randomly, picked up a metal bottle which housed an alcoholic bottle.
Taking out the bottle of this canister, I then quickly scanned the room for anything else to use in my project. Finding nothing of photogenic value, I made my way accross the hall back to the Computer room, and took a look around.
Sharply, my eye discovered a random G.I.Joe sitting on top of a tiny lip balm canister. I snatched the fellow from his makeshift throne, and made my way back to the Sibling's room.
From there I hurriedly smoothed out his bedspread so nothing will tilt on it, because if I have uneven terrain, I may lose the animation halfway through due to the unwillingness of the objects.
Now I found that I needed a solid smooth object with which to depict my scene, which was still not even thought of. I grabbed to my right and in my clutches were nothing more than a box I would later use for shipping an MVS Cartridge, sturdy and just the right size for that Cart. It's original use was to showcase a brand of Hungarian Candy Bars called "Szamba". (sweet chocolate with cherry and marzipan flavor inside)
I decided that I had enough props to use for this, and proceeded to create the animation so spontaneous, I made the scene up as I created every image. (which was easier on me given that every picture takes 3-4 seconds to process, giving enough time to come up with what I will do in the following picture.)
And there you go. When I had all 58 Pictures done, I walked back to the PC, inserted the Memory Stick, and uploaded the pictures. Started up my animation program, stitched them all together, chose size, speed and whether to loop backwards or not.
I always try and make animation that go back to the original position from whence it started, because it's a GIF file. Every GIF file loops back to the first image of it after the last image ends. It only stops when you press it to stop, whereas a Video file mainly stops when it has been played once. (I know that WMP, Quicktime and Real Player have no option to loop the Videos shown.)
Enjoy. Please e-mail me if you have any questions, comments, requests, or just anything, flame me, insult me, I have extremely thick skin and am generally very calm. :-)
PLEASE DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IMMEDIATELY, THE GIF HAS TO LOAD FOR A MINUTE OR SO, AND LOOKING AT GIF WHILE IT'S LOADING LOSES SOME IT'S EFFECT.
The Finished product. Approx creating time : 4 minutes