For my GIF assignment I chose Season 1, Episode 2 of The Wire. After many hassles and programs not responding and attempting to download harmful programs to my computer, I finally was able to make five GIFs that I thought were important or showed ongoing themes in The Wire.
This was more of a struggle than anything else I have done thus far in this class. World’s Fastest YouTube downloader refused to recognize the links that I was putting in for the first half of the week. Today I tried again and it recognized them and told me it was going to do it and then it said it was connecting even after I waited ten minutes. Maybe I’m not patient enough, I’m not sure but I tried a different way anyway. When I downloaded and tried Free YouTube Downloader and it worked super-fast and without hassle!
Then when I got it into MPEG and trimmed it down and everything and went to export, MPEG stopped responding (insert angry face here). It finally exported! Turns out I didn’t have it in the right file format. I wasn’t careful enough when looking at the options for how to download it and it was a movie file. I obviously needed it in pictures. I finally figured out how to do that after trying to open the movie file in GIMP and it not working.
Thankfully, the second, third, fourth, and fifth GIFs went a lot better than the first. Once I cut down the clips shorter they exported with no problems and it made it a lot easier to edit when it was short.