grievous giffs

My son (14) is particpating in the ds106 course alongside me as part of his home learning activities. he is currently not into having a blog, or ressurecting his old one so for now I will post any contributions that he wants to share with everyone.

He was, at first, resistant to doing an animated gif, but as Tim (RedJerseyGiant) and I were working on ours he started suggesting some great possibilities. Tim hasn’t posted his yet but they are looking good. he is using our to publish his…

Here are three of my sons first attempts – all from star wars films


general grievous

general grievous gets it


endor battlescene

He used mpeg streamclip and gimp. Gimp is great for this as it allows you to import as layers, making it really straightforward.

he has some other ideas too so we may do some more this weekend.


  1. Stella Meme June 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Those are great! Looking forward to seeing all his work!

    • Lou Mcgill June 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      thanks stella – we are planning some more right now

  2. Michael Branson Smith June 23, 2011 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Great choices from the Star Wars universe, especially Grievous!

    • Lou Mcgill June 23, 2011 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      thanks michael my son immediately identified that scene as his first choice – the tough part was choosing which bits to do

  3. Jim Groom June 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    My son Miles is hooked on the Star Wars saga right now, and he is going to love the General Greivous GIFs. What’s more, the ATST Walker getting crushed is brilliant.

    • Lou Mcgill June 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      hope he likes them. yes the last one is short and too the point! – very effective I think.

  4. Tim June 24, 2011 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Looking cool

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