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This wall was created in response to topic challenge 2 on Lost Fandoms. The challenge was/is to make a wall (or walls) for as many of the actors listed below as you want. You were/are allowed to use any work from their filmography but must ensure that the artwork was/is based on the selected topic: HUMOUR. The actors chosen for this round are still: Mark Harmon, Joe Flanigan, Anthony Starke, George Clooney and Dennis Quaid.

This is actually my second entry even though I'm posting it first LOL. I selected O Brother, Where Art Thou! as up until recently I hadn't made a George Clooney wall and as he was my actor of choice I figured I better do something. *grins* I know the files a bit big so it may take a while to load, apologies for that, but if I reduced the resolution it totally sucked. After saving and ditching the PSD file I realise I could have shrunk the overall size down but didn't. *face palm* Oh well, it is what it is now. It's worth watching the gif on full screen to appreciate the animation, or at least I think it is.

For those unfamiliar with the movie here's a quick summary: Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney), a suave, fast-taking convict, escapes from incarceration in Mississippi during the Great Depression. He is chained to two other prisoners, so the three must escape together.

In all honesty I never made it past 10 minutes with this film, it’s not my cup of tea at all. That being said there was a scene near the beginning that made me chuckle and I focussed on that for the artwork. Hope it gives you a laugh.

Date: 2016-09-14 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] leesa-perrie.livejournal.com
LOL!! Love the gif in the middle and, of course, lovely work on the rest of it too! :)

Date: 2016-09-18 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargatesg1971.livejournal.com
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. I really chuckled at that scene and wanted to capture it in the artwork. :D

Date: 2016-09-15 09:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sallymn.livejournal.com
Beautifully done! I've never seen the film...

Date: 2016-09-18 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargatesg1971.livejournal.com
Thanks! It wasn't my type of movie at all but I know a few who really enjoyed it. I loved this scene though and thought it was perfect for the challenge. :D

Date: 2016-09-16 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antares04a.livejournal.com
I really lke the idea of a wall with its own included "previe" of the film. *g* Very nice!

How did you put that gif/video/animated part in you wall? Is it necessary to have a special program?

Date: 2016-09-18 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargatesg1971.livejournal.com
Thanks, hon. I'm glad you liked it! For me, I don't think that specific scene presents the movie but then I didn't give it much a go so it could, who knows? A lot of people enjoyed this, it's the film that George Clooney always refers to as one he really enjoyed taking part in. I guess, it's just not my 'type' of humour.

My software is old fashioned that I couldn't import a video clip like anyone using CS can. I had to create the gif using mulitple layers. I boxed it off in the original artwork to make it easier to identify in Image Ready (which is an indepednant software that comes as part of Photoshop 7). Once you jump the PSD file over to the other software, you're able to create gif files, at any juncture within the artwork. I used about 90 layers/caps to create the animation, they where grabbed at 1 second intervals so that I could get a smooth look. Obviously you can use as many or little caps/layers as you want, it's the artists choice when making the gif.

You have to have specific software to create gifs, there's a quite a few out there but I have very limited knowledge on them. I know there are WAY easier softwares than Image Ready but as to whether they'd allow you to incorporate them within a piece of artwork, I have no idea. I'm sorry I can't be of more help, hon.

Date: 2016-09-21 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antares04a.livejournal.com
Wow, that sounds like A LOT of work!!

Well, I think I'll go without gifs in my walls. *lol*

Thanks for explaining it!

Date: 2016-09-25 09:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargatesg1971.livejournal.com
It was! I doubt I'll be making another one in a hurry LOL.

Date: 2016-09-17 09:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dimity-blue.livejournal.com
Now that looks awesome! How on earth did you manage to fit a gif in the middle?

I love the bit you giffed too. It looked rather funny.

Really nice work. Well done!

Date: 2016-09-18 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargatesg1971.livejournal.com
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. I must admit it makes me chuckle when I watch the gif. *giggles* I'm glad you think it was fun. ♥

It was a rather long winded process to create the animation. I had to create the gif using mulitple layers. I boxed it off in the original artwork to make it easier to identify in Image Ready (which is an indepednant software that comes as part of Photoshop 7). Once I jumped the PSD file over to the other software, I was able to create gif files. I used about 90 layers/caps to create the animation, they where grabbed and displayed at 1 second intervals so that I could get a smooth look. Like I said, long winded but worth it in my eyes. :D

Date: 2016-09-17 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharp2799.livejournal.com
Wow. I would have no idea how to even do what you did. Wow.

Date: 2016-09-18 07:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargatesg1971.livejournal.com
Thanks for the lovely feedback, hon!! I'm glad you liked it.

I have written an explanation to others who've asked how in this post, if you wanted to know how it was created feel free to take a peak at my replies.

Date: 2016-10-01 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharp2799.livejournal.com
Wow. And to think I was reading in English and didn't understand one word. LOLOL I had to call Ren this week to have her walk me through hooking up a new dvd player!

Date: 2016-10-02 08:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargatesg1971.livejournal.com
LOL! Well that's undertandable, if you don't know anything about making walls it would sounds gibberish. ♥

It's handy having friends who keep up with technology, my hubby is very handy in that sense LOL. I'm glad that Ren was able to help you out.

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