Breaking news!

Giphy has just launched their super simple GIF Maker.  If you’re not familiar with Giphy, it is a site where you can find and share animated GIFs.   Many have been waiting for them to add this service to their site as it is a logical extension of what they do.

So, this morning I tried out the new GIF Maker and here’s how it works:

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(I chose a video from The Met’s recent production of Carmen.)

Then you use the sliders to choose how long you want your GIF to be and what section of the video you want to use.

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You can also add caption text that will overlay on the GIF.

Then you create your GIF.

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You can add in tags so that people will be able to find it organically on Giphy as well.

And here is the finished product:

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The whole process took me about 5 minutes and it is so simple that anyone can do it.

In the arts world, there are so many GIF opportunities and now you have a great tool to create them!

I’d love to see your GIFs in action so share them in the comments below!

About Ceci Dadisman

Ceci is an arts marketer with over 10 years of experience successfully working with arts organizations and nonprofits utilizing innovative and cutting-edge initiatives. She is nationally recognized as a leader in digital and social media marketing and specializes in the integration of digital marketing and technology into traditional marketing methods.

A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, OPERA America, and Chorus America in addition to many other local and regional events.

Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University. She currently lives in Cleveland and makes digital marketing magic at FORM, an agency that works exclusively with arts + culture and nonprofit organizations.

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