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I need an animated icon. Specifically, an animated icon of a weeping Joan Crawford from Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? spinning around and around and around in her wheelchair.

What will this icon be for? It will be for commenting 'I think there's a bit too much drama going on here'.

Suggestions on software and techniques employed in the manufacture of high-quality handcrafted animated gifs would be appreciated.
  • Isn't that on DVD, yet? You could snap the scene in several different ways and put it together in Adobe ImageReady. You should be able to get it, since it's black-and-white....
    • It's on DVD, though I don't own it. I think it may be time to join a DVD rental shop. Perhaps the mom-and-pop place down the street has it...

      I was reading up on the stuff that a person on an online RPG did to cobble together her frankly BOGGLINGLY GOOD animated icons and was thinking 'okay... I should ask other people how they do it'.
      • I make mini movies by capping each second of the scene I want, then arranging it in Adobe ImageReady. Or Paintshop Pro has an animation feature. And you can also do it in Macromedia Flash. It's kind of a hassle, though.
  • That is probably the best icon idea I've heard about in ages. Wow. If I knew how to do it, I'd gladly offer assistance. I'll ask the Bri when it wakes, since he did the basics on "dracula vs. the cheeseburger" for me.
  • Do you have access to the MS Office 2000 Cds? In one of them was the usual Office stuff and the other one had the Publisher and an icon making program. I can't remember the name right now, but I have it at home, so I can check it if you are interested. It had the option to make animated ones. There's also the Windows Movie Maker which could help you select the bits of movie you need, but I've never used that one, so I'm not sure if it works for what you want.
  • I have no useful advice whatsoever, but I must bow before this icon idea.
    • If there's anybody I'd share that icon with? You.
    • How thoughtful! Thank you.

      I'm sure that if you start doing image-captures of that movie, you might find a different one I could use instead.

      Because I am, I am in that wheelchair. (And I may need that quote on a T-shirt.)
    • Oh, and if the corner video shop fails I am pretty sure I can Netflix it for you. I clearly need to watch it again anyway.
  • Hmmmmm. I think that's an excellent idea. Perhaps just a small clip of it, to send to friends who a) cannot live without drama and so b) manufacture it whenever possible.

    And I like the three dancing men.

    D, here by way of unseelie and coincidentally mroctober
  • Hi.

    Hello! My name is Mike; I doubt we know each other. I play Jack Kurlein in OWBN if that helps any.

    I'm intruding here because I saw toast3r had you down as a friend. I'd like to know if you'd be willing to help out for his birthday.

    The man mentioned in his LJ that he wanted to be able to go back to SF to visit people and to enjoy himself on a vacation. Thus, I decided to hold a "ship toast3r home" drive. It ends late tomorrow night. Currently I've got $128.50 already donated via PayPal. I'd like to get as much as possible for him; gas / airfare / etc isn't getting any cheaper...

    If you're interested, check out my LJ for details. If not, I completely understand. Please do NOT take this as badgering or anything like that. For one, you don't know me and I'm asking you for money- I'd question me, too. For another, cash is tight- money doesn't grow on trees and we all work hard for what we get.

    Anyhow, head on over to my LJ and read around for more information. The PalPal addy is prebans@hotmail.com if you're interested. Whether or not you're interested, it's all good and I thank you for your time.

    Sorry to bother you,

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