An easy way to make animated GIFs


By: Ceci Dadisman

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:

First you select a video link from which you want to create a GIF.


(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.


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

Then you create your GIF.


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:


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!

Ceci Dadisman
Ceci Dadisman
Ceci Dadisman is a marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience creating effective communications campaigns utilizing innovative, forward thinking methods. She is nationally recognized as a leader in digital marketing and specializes in multichannel communications campaigns. A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, Museums and the Web, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, American Alliance of Museums, OPERA America, Midwest Museums Association, and Chorus America in addition to many other local and regional events. Known for her easy-going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways. She is a member of the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee and the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee, and is a mentor in West Virginia University’s Creative Consultant program. She also teaches the arts marketing course at West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts and is on the faculty of Chorus America’s Chorus Management Institute. Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts. She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
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