Category: ANIMATED GIFS

Jan 13, 2015

The Style Transformation of David Bowie in One Glorious Gif

The Style Transformation of David Bowie in One Glorious Gif

In celebration of David Bowie’s 68th birthday (8 January 1947), artist Helen Green created the glorious animated gif above to show the style icon’s transformations over the years. The gif is made up of 29 individual images from Davie Jones (during 1964, when he released his first single ‘Liza Jane’ with the King Bees)…

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Sep 4, 2014

18 Animated Gifs That Got The Michael Bay Treatment

18 Animated Gifs That Got The Michael Bay Treatment

This. Is. BAYHEM! When Michael Bay directs animated gifs, explosions happen. Lots of them. A recent reddit post by jerip123 entitled, Unecessary Explosions unearthed a subreddit called /r/michaelbaygifs, described as ‘gifs, Michael Bay style’. I’ve also embedded an excellent video by Tony Zhou that explores ‘Bayhem‘ — his style of camera movement, composition and…

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Aug 15, 2014

The Shirk Report – GIF edition pt 3

The Shirk Report – GIF edition pt 3

The Sifter is currently travelling and Internet access has been limited (shudders). If you’re a long time reader of the Shirk Report you may recall this happened last January 2013, where in lieu of a traditional Shirk Report were special Animated Gif Editions. If you’re feeling nostalgic you can find Part 1 and Part…

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May 12, 2014

Outstretched Cat That Likes Hugs Goes Viral. Internet Reacts Accordingly

Outstretched Cat That Likes Hugs Goes Viral. Internet Reacts Accordingly

A video released last week entitled Best Kitty Hug Ever has already been viewed nearly 700,000 times. Of course an animated gif of the video was created shortly thereafter and has already been popular on sites like reddit and BuzzFeed. As expected, the Internet has embraced the new cat, creating remixes and inside jokes,…

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May 7, 2014

This is What Sound Looks Like

This is What Sound Looks Like

Adam Cole is the science fanatic behind NPR’s popular science blog Skunk Bear. In a recent post, Cole wondered if he could use a technique known as Schlieren Flow Visualization to see sound. The answer was a resounding YES! And the video below shows the fascinating results. Also included: a diagram of how Schlieren…

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Feb 24, 2014

This Simple Visual Trick Makes GIFs Looks Three-Dimensional

This Simple Visual Trick Makes GIFs Looks Three-Dimensional

The animated gif community on Tumblr is one of the strongest on the Internet. A rising trend on the microblogging platform is #3D gifs. By simply adding some vertical white bars to each frame of the animation, a 3D illusion is achieved. As Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz explains: “These GIFs use depth of field and…

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Jan 29, 2014

15 Animated GIFs That Show How Things are Made

15 Animated GIFs That Show How Things are Made

Humans are an industrious lot. When we need to make a ‘lot’ of something, we figure out a way to do it cheaply and efficiently. Below is a compilation of animated gifs that show how everyday products are made (some more delicious than others). We even venture outside of the factory to appreciate the…

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