Tag: GIF

Newhive Net-Art to .Mov & GIF works

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



Student Links – New Media Art & Artists

Judith Barry, Project, Whitney Museum of American Art.

In the comments section below please post the links to the New Media Art and Artists that you have discovered and resonate with. In the coming weeks we will use this blog post as the jump station to present and discuss the works in class.

The links will also be applied to our class resources page for archiving and posterity.

Giphy Visit

Last week we met at the Giphy company HQ in New York City. I was so excited. We got some interesting souvenirs from the company. Everyone got a chance to experience VR. This was my first time experiencing VR. It let me feeling as If I was in a 3D space. I’m really glad to have this experience. We saw a modern office space and the office environment let me feeling very comfortable.

If I could have an opportunity I would like to work there!


Last week we had the great opportunity of visiting GIPHY headquarters in Manhattan. We each took turns experiencing their new VR program featuring a museum of gifs by a select few of over 1,300 GIPHY artists. It was extremely cool to be immersed in this virtual world even going as far as feeling the sensation of falling through the portals through the multiple dimensions. Here are some gifs made through the GIPHY website!! We even had a sneak peak of their newest app.

And quick tour of the headquarters!

The staff put together a showcase of their favorite gifs on a large screen for us to view and let us use their gif camera to make a series of gifs!

Giphy Tour

Wow! What a fun time getting to see a tour on Giphy. It really opened my eyes on how much fun being able to work new media can be. I’ve lived a long life and because of this class and because of art i feel like i’m living a new one now. I’m learning so much about the world and how it is changing. Doing art with the computer is so cool to me. you can create something so amazing from nothing. you can manipulate photos or  your own paintings and really create something new.

i enjoyed the tour and all that was explained to me. from entering the building all i saw was young people. i think that the art world is changing and how people see what is art is changing as well.

Giphy Visit

Last week the class met at Giphy Studios in NYC. Dani and Ari showed us around the modern and artistically designed office spaces and gave a great overview of the company. Ari spoke about the Los Angeles office and all the artist collaborations she is in charge of curating at Giphy. While Ari spoke, we each had the opportunity to experience VR. That was my first time and I have to say it was so cool, I would love to experience it again! Overall the company seemed like a fun and unique place to work.


What a pity to miss that amazing GIPHY tour ! I feel soooo sorry.

I really enjoy the process of learning New Media Art. This is the first time I am working with New Media Art as a means of artistic form and expression. I have to take chances to make my illustrations 3D and use many materials to remodel my work. It is very interesting and is widening my knowledge. GIPHY is an excellent website that we are studying with dynamic figures, gifs, etc. as a resource and inspiration.

I hope we have more opportunities to learn more in the future. Ill never do the wrong thing twice. Sorry….

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This was such a great opportunity! I loved visiting Giphy! I have made so many Gif images before our visit, but when I really got there, I can see and feel that it is such a different type of company than other design company’s I know. Through their products like stickers, phone cases, pens, and even the cards used for the restrooms. I know they are a great company, and they have their own Culture!                                

The techniques displayed throughout the company were amazing. I really enjoyed the VR game. It makes me want to learn more about VR, gifs and other applications of relevance.

I hope we will have more opportunities like this trip. I Enjoy our new media class and giphy!