This GIF assignment was a fun one. It had me think of contrasting ideas that would make for a fun GIF.
I used two platforms for this assignment. The first one I used was Snapchat. Being a twenty year old girl, I am very familiar with snapchat and its functions. One thing that makes it a good platform for creating simple images is its extensive bank of emojis and stickers, as well as its ability to lay text over any image. I used the text tool to at the text “ily” (which is text-speak for I love you) in one image and “ily not” in another. I then used the stickers and text tool to add various emojis of hearts around the “ily” text.
After I created my two images, I uploaded them into the app ImgPlay. This allowed me to create a loop that alternates between the two images at a speed of my choice. After messing with the speed settings, I saved my GIF to my phone’s library.
The end result is a cute, modern day take on the old phrase, “He loves me, he loves me not”.