Gif It Up is a competition run annually by “the window to the digital resources of Europe’s galleries, museums, libraries, archives, and audio-visual collections”.

The competition encourages the creation of animated gifs from public domain and openly licensed images from Europe’s digital collection, and yes there are prizes.

This year the Open.Ed service is encouraging University of Edinburgh participation in the competition by running 2 Gif making workshops for staff and students.

An Introduction to Gif Making
Argyle House,
Wed October 3rd, 10am – 1pm

This introductory workshop guides you through the steps to create your very own gif using images and materials from University of Edinburgh museum, library, and archival materials. Over the course of three hours we will look at the variety of public domain and openly licensed materials on the web that are available for creative re-use, and discuss the ethical responsibilities we as creators have towards those materials.

Bookings via MyEd:

Advance your Gif Making Skills
Argyle House,
Wed October 3rd, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

This course is best suited to those who have attended the introductory Gif making workshop or who have some basic experience using graphic editing software tools.
In this intermediate-to-advanced workshop you will advance your Gif making skills using free and open editing software and tools that anyone with an internet connection can access.

Bookings via MyEd:

If we receive enough interest additional workshops can be run.

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