December 14, 2010

DS 106 #1

If you have no idea what a MOOC is, don't feel bad. If you want to know what it is, watch this, this and then maybe this.  After years of following the nutty world of Jim Groom, it seemed like a great opportunity to fuel my passion for storytelling and all that is digital to join in the fun. I've taught many courses online and while they weren't MOOCs in the pure sense, they had a flavour of openness that others could observe. I thought it would serve me well to be on the other end of such a course. And with that, my first simple effort. An animated gif from a favourite movie.

 Following some of the advice from Jabiz, I used a similar approach but avoided the Photoshop step. Instead, here's my version:

1. Find a clip on Youtube

2. Using QuickTime Pro, trim the portion you want to use. (I used about 2 seconds)

3. Export as: Image Sequence

4. Found this site to upload about 8 images. I had to do it twice. The first time it was too slow. It still is a bit slow.

The others I've seen so far look way better than this. I hope they share their process. 

This could be fun.  You can play too