Video: Los Angeles is a pretty easy city to stereotype. You're stuck in eternal traffic on the 405 while wolfing down a burger from In-N-Out. Or you're sipping green juice at a cafe next to an actor from that one movie. Or you're listening to someone discuss their screenplay. Or you're at the beach.
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GIF. The acronym that spawned a thousand passionate debates regarding its pronunciation. Be you in the creator's soft-G camp or some other faction, there is no universal understanding on how it should be said. Quick question: Has anyone stopped to ask why?
Artist Prasad Bhat made this fantastic art series, The Evolution, that tracks the career of famous actors and the iconic roles they have played in different movies. It's great because the expression of each actor never changes (and the expressions are so, so on point), even through all the characters' costumes and wigs and facial hair and so forth.
In a move aimed at persuading more young internet-type people to use Twitter, Jack Dorsey and friends are integrating gif search into its social network, following many messaging apps' footsteps. The integrated search is a combined partnership between venerable gif havens Giphy and Riffsy.
Here's an old Imperial Stormtrooper from the original Star Wars trilogy turning itself into a new First Order Stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in one sweet GIF. Made by GadgetLove, they say that the "size difference of the two designs makes it look as if they are breathing in and out while evolving."
When a commercial starts with a silly premise like:"What would you do if your friend turned into an animated GIF?" you know you're about to watch something great. That's why I'm such a big fan of Flying Horse's ads. The Brazilian energy drink brand makes some of the weirdest and most hilarious commercials I've seen lately.
We already featured here the fascinating and yet disturbing black and white animations by Kevin Weir. This interesting short documentary shows how his creative process works.
Those wonderful looping animations we call GIFs are an unlikely story of survival in an age when digital formats come and go like the wind. The lure of the decades-old GIF format has caused people to ignore its flaws, but those looking to bring the format into modern times might just be inadvertently drowning its very soul.
There are plenty of tools and apps out there for creating your own GIFs, but few are as straightforward to use as Imgur's new offering. Even better, it uses the better-quality, more lightweight format that Imgur has been busy developing. Here's how you can get a customised GIF from any YouTube or Vimeo clip in a few seconds.
To celebrate David Bowie's 68th birthday earlier this year, Artist Helen Green made this very fun illustration of David Bowie showing him change throughout the years in animated GIF form. Bowie has inhabited so many different hairstyles and faces and styles that he almost looks like a different person each time.
Those Russian kids may be crazy but, if they fall from the top of those buildings and towers, it will be their problem. One day, they may make a mistake, fall, splat against the ground, and that would be it. This reckless biker, however, is playing with his life and the life of others, at least missing five collisions in this video.