In this project, I learned all about GIFs and cinemagraphs! I even made a few GIFs of my own.

About GIFs

  • Graphics Interchange Format
  • Pronunciation – topic of debate
    • Creator says it is “jif”
  • Invented in 1987 – staple of early internet
  • 2003: MySpace invented
  • Purpose of GIFs:
    • response to texts/emails
    • to express feelings


  • One moving element
  • Positive feedback on Tumblr
  • Tells a deeper story
  • Freezing time– the photo lives forever

Here are the GIFs that I made (using the apps GIPHY and GIF Maker)!

“Ariel GIF”., Accessed 19 Oct 2020. 
Burg, Kevin & Beck, Jamie. Cinemagraphs. Accessed 18 Oct 2020.
Hyatt, Edward. What is a GIF, who invented the image format, how is it pronounced and what’s an animated meme?.    
     The Sun, 15 June. 2017,    
     Accessed 18 Oct 2020.
Johnson, Paddy. A Brief History of Animated GIF Art: Part One., 2 August. 2014, . Accessed 15 Oct
Ravenscraft, Eric. The Complete Guide to Making Animated GIFs. lifehacker, 27 August. 2019, Accessed 15 Oct 2020.
Zhelikhovskyi, Vlad. “Shake Your Body”.,
     Accessed 18 Oct 2020.

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