DATES: Saturday, January 14th
TIME: 12 pm – 2:30 pm
AGES: 7th – 12th graders
LEVEL: All Levels
LOCATION: Vinegar Hill Theatre (220 W. Market Street)
GIFs were created thirty years ago as a way to animate a still image on a webpage. Since then this simple image format has been adopted by artists, photographers, filmmakers, fashion designers, athletes, coders, and all kinds of other folks to make things like cartoons, moving portraits, abstract animations, and sports highlights. Students will use photography, footage from favorite tv shows and films, and an analog video processor to manipulate video signals and create abstract feedback animations to make awesome looping GIFs. When we are done we will project them, post them online, and even find out how to turn them into lenticular prints.
Jason Robinson is a media artist working primarily in video, sound, and live performance. You can find more examples of his .gif work here.