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 a multi-faceted marketing professional with over 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts, nonprofits, and small businesses 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.

She is on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee, the Arts Midwest Conference Professional Development Committee, is the Immediate Past President of Femfessionals West Palm Beach, the Immediate Past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Marketing Association, and served for many years as the OPERA America Marketing Network Chair. She was recently appointed to the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee.

Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University with a music degree in vocal performance.

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