Working on the Railroad

Fun fact: I’m full of ideas, I just lack the motivation to make them happen.

If you’ve read my other posts, you’ve probably gathered that while I enjoy being creative, I never push myself to do anything about it unless I’m in school. I’ve been riding the train to and from my internship since January and I have been dying to create some cool train GIFs. I thought the Home Video Gif assignment would be a great challenge to 1) refresh my knowledge on the GIF-making process and 2) finally make one of my ideas a reality.

Luckily, getting the frames was not an issue because I’m a creepy passenger. I take pictures of the train all the time, so my camera roll is fully stocked with arrivals and departures. However, making the GIF itself was difficult because it had been a while since I’d done it. The only method I’ve learned is through Photoshop. Most of my problems came from importing frames and setting the duration of each. It took a bit of trial and error to remember how to do these things in bulk.

Once my frames were set, I began to edit colors and lighting. I intended to make slight alterations but had way too much fun testing different extremes. I decided to roll with it.

Here’s my GIF! I really like it, but I also feel a headache coming on.


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2 comments on “Working on the Railroad
  1. Paul says:

    I love the endless looping. It’s a challenge to get that to work out seamlessly, but you made it happen.

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