Your Worst Nightmare/ My Dream

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The Assignment: Monster Chiller Horror Theatre 3D GIF (Four Stars)

The Story: I love cats but my brother does not and he is allergic to them. The GIF I created is likely what he sees in his nightmares… or whenever he comes to my apartment.

The How-To: The assignment suggests looking to this page for inspiration/examples of films that would work for this assignment. Since I am an admitted cat addict, I was drawn to the movie titled “house of cats”. I did a YouTube search for that film and found this clip from the movie. I noticed that at 2:29 a character is holding a cat to and fro from the camera, creating the “coming out at you” effect required of this assignment. I had initially saved a four second clip of this scene and tried to upload it to Giphy. That did not work, so instead I copied the URL for the YouTube video and posted it. I did this by hitting the create button on Giphy, and then pasting the video’s URL into the bottom box (screenshot below).

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That allowed me to have access to the full video in 3-4 second increments. I then selected the area of the video I wanted to animate (2:29-2:32) and went over to the filters tab. I added a filter titled “bad TV” because I felt like it matched the aesthetic of the film and I liked how the distorted colors played off of the “coming out at you”effect. Once I was satisfied with my GIF, I uploaded it to my Giphy page which allowed me to embed it in this post (without having to post it elsewhere).

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  1. Bwahahaha… this is so funny. I love it. I’m also considering adding a cat to our family once we get back from vacation.

  2. Hahah this is so funny! Believe it or not I am not a huge fan of cats…I have never had a good experience when dealing with them so I tend to stick with dogs as pets. But they are so adorable!!

    1. Hahaha thank you so much! I love all animals and I’m actually a huge dog lover too but unfortunately my tiny apartments prevents me from having a dog so… for now a cat will have to fill that void!

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