Always Losing My Glasses

Don’t you hate it when you can’t find the thing you are looking for? Now imagine you have bad eyesight and have lost the only thing you can use to see. Like Velma from Scooby-Doo, this happens to me far more often than I would like. Unlike Velma, at least I don’t have monsters and ghosts chasing after me – at least I hope not. I am glad to have these weird devices of special glass that fix my eyesight, however, I wish they weren’t so easy to lose.

I was inspired to make a gif that is relatable and depicts an element of my life, albeit comically. I was struggling to make a gif however with this assignment, and hoped there was an easier way than taking a video frame by frame. Though now that it is completed, I am happy with the product and hope I can become better at creating similar content.

To make this gif, I first looked up a clip from Scooby-Doo from YouTube. I screen-captured each frame I wanted to use in full-screen mode. I ended up with 10 frames, that I pasted on a PowerPoint slide to then save as an image in a new folder on my computer. Next, I opened each image in GIMP as individual layers and made sure they were in order. I went to “filters” then “Animation” and clicked on “Playback” to see how it would look. Once it looked the way I wanted, I exported as a gif file.

The post is based of this assignment: Been There
The tutorial I used is also linked here.

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2 responses to “Always Losing My Glasses”

  1. Great work!! I don’t wear glasses but in the summer this is pretty accurate for how I look pawing around my purse for my sunglasses… vision impaired, of course, because the sun is in my eyes

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