— James Baylor (@JamesBaylorUMW) September 7, 2015
“Say it like the peanut butter!”
Description: This is the first ever GIF I made. I see them all the time and love to watch them but personally I never made one. This was a fun assignment to do and didn’t even feel like homework. The movie I chose was “Ride Along” with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. It is the scene from when they are at a shooting range testing weapons.
The Story: “Ride Along” is a movie about a man (Kevin Hart) who has always wanted to be a cop. Luckily his soon to be wife’s brother (Ice Cube) is a great cop so he thinks that if he can impress her brother then he can kill two birds with one stone by becoming a cop and also getting Ice Cubes blessing to marry his sister. In this scene is when Ice Cube takes Keven Hart to the gun range so he can get a little practice with weapons. But Kevin starts to brag about how he needs to use the bigger weapons and then… This happens!
The Process: I chose to use Imgur to make my first ever GIF. It as pretty simple all I had to do was choose my video and it uploaded very quickly. It allowed me to choose which time on the video I wanted to use, so I just had to choose where it started and finished. After that I just simply saved it and it had the codes and links all waiting for me to use for any site I wanted.
I joined the DS106 class a few days later because I figured, I did not want to learn about western civilization just yet. I wanted to stick to what I knew which was computers. I was very excited and thought what could this class teach me that I already didn’t? An then… I met WordPress! I had created al my accounts, Twitter, YouTube, Sound Cloud, and I even created a Flickr. Everything was going great because I had dealt with all these programs and websites before. Then came the “final boss” that I had to battle which was WordPress. I thought that it was going to be as simple as the rest, but man was I wrong. I fought with that thing for hours and it was definitely kicking my butt, but I started to get the hang of it and before I knew it I had figured it out. Embedding all of my pages to it was the hardest part because it just wouldn’t recognize my links. In the end I got it to work and just in time for the first week to end! I’m excited to see what else there is that I don’t know and hope to master it. Seeing that I’m pursuing a computer science major, I know this class will help me with all of my others!
Let’s Get These Videos Going! I am Shy so work with me guys!