Digital Literacies Tinkering Path (3):GIF

I chose the MY LITTLE PONY GIF assignment from the DS106 database. The task asked me to “Find a nice piece of video from the hit series “My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic” and GIF it up!”

I tried finding a video that had a scene that people would actually use as a gif. There were many cute options but I felt that people my age rarely a use a cute cartoon GIF, instead they use cartoon GIFS that show the characters doing something you would not associate with them. So I set out with the intention of finding a GIF of the “innocent” My Little Pony characters doing something violent. It was hard but I found the perfect video.

Below is the GIF I created:

I enjoyed this assignment as I learned a new skill (making GIFS) it also got me thinking about how to create a GIF that is effective and will be used by people my own age.

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