Newhive Net-Art to .Mov & GIF works
Last week we discussed how to convert our Newhive Net-Art digital collages into Video files and Animated GIFs.
Do you need a refresher on this?
Go here to view the video tutorial on Newhive – http://art642.com/gifs/video-tutorials-with-newhive-quicktime-screen-recording/
This week in class lets present our work and discuss our presentation options.
Students should be prepared to show 3-5 individual pieces created using Newhive and talk about their process. These pieces can be shown on the Newhive website but ultimately they should now be individual .Mov files screen recorded using Quicktime (as discussed in the tutorial above).
The .Mov files can be presented and “looped”using Quicktime as a presentation method. This is simply one way to show the works. However, what if you want to archive the works and show them on various platforms like a self-hosted website like Art642.com? (And we will! A Student GIF Exhibition Page has been created here, we must fill it up with our work!)
Social media platforms like Instagram will support a .Mov file and loop it for its users. This is a great feature! Do you have an Instagram account? If not, why not create one for this class and the sake of having an online method to showcase the video files in .Mov format?
Perhaps you will create the Instagram account for the sake of having a solo exhibition of those works exclusively? This becomes a concept in and of itself. (Will discuss more on this in class) and a way to promote your work in a new and conceptual way. Plus you are leveraging and hacking the app for usage based on YOUR customization.
Converting Quicktime .Mov files to animated .gif files.
Quicktime .Mov files can be very large. Most screen recordings are full sized unless you specify otherwise. Even when one does this, the files are often bigger than they need to be for converting them to .gif files.
(Remember .gif file will only animate when they are powered by a web browser, web browser technology or in a chat application like iMessage or whatsapp)
Quicktime allows for you to Export your works at a smaller size like 720px or 480px. These sizes will make it easier for .mov conversions to .gif files. You can do this easily using adobe photoshop or by sending the .Mov file to your smart phone and using the ImgPlay App (This is APP is EXCELLENT for converting between both formats and at various sizes.)
Once your Newhive .Mov files are converted to .gif files I would for you to e-mail to me your BEST 2-3 GIFs for our Class GIF Exhibition on this website.
Send to Ryan at ryanseslow.com