Animating my favourite music artist in GIF form.

Hello there!

Hope you’re having a moderately adequate day, if not better?

This blog post will consist of the animated GIF assignment of “Favourite Musician GIF“, this involves choosing my favourite musician and animating them in GIF format. I thought for a while as to what musician I would choose.

I picked Jessie J as I was a fan of hers for many years and still am! I saw in live in Nottingham and she was absolutely amazing so it became logical to me that I would make a GIF of her.

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This is a photo I took of her in 2013 at the Motorpoint Arena. As you can see we got quite close!! When I say ‘we’, I mean me and my sister; I got tickets to see Jessie J for my 15th birthday and wanted my big sis to come with me. It was the first concert I had ever been to.

I listened to her music all the time, my friends bought me pictures of her for my room and signed merchandise! This was obviously a long time ago, I fan girl over things like Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders now.

However, I am still a massive fan of Jessie J as she is genuinely extremely talented singer!

It was then choosing a video that I would covert into a GIF. I decided I wouldn’t pick a video that was overly well known and show Jessie J as people may not have seen her before.

Below is the GIF…

GIF’s tend to have content that is relatable. Which is why I chose the caption “When your friends tell you to sing and you’re like “no no”, then…”. This happens a lot in my flat as one of my flat mates is the chair of the DMU Acapella and I’m quite musical myself.

Also, Jessie J is singing really passionately and happily in this clip.

To make the GIF, I had to search for a video I wanted to convert. In this particular video, she is actually doing a cover of “Rock With You” by Michael Jackson. Jessie J has lots of songs with music videos, and I could’ve chosen them but I wanted to make a GIF of her in a slightly different setting and more natural. Therefore the GIF becomes more relatable.

After I had got the video, I put it into a website called ‘GIPHY‘. This isn’t a site I have used before but was perfect for what I wanted to do. It gave options of timing, filters, text, colour, effects and positioning.

Try making one if you wish! There’s lots of choice and freedom to create exactly what you desire. I shall probably make another one now!

Until next time,

Tasha xx

 

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