I chose to create an animated gif of a scene from one of my favorite scary movies, Paranormal Activity.
I've loved watching scary movies since I was old enough to ride a bike. Although I love pretty much all
types of horror movies and shows, those that involve ghosts intrigue me the most. As soon as Paranormal Activity
came out in theaters, I begged my dad to take me to see it. Luckily for me, he loves scary movies too. Scenes
like this from the movie were the scenes that got our adrenaline flowing the most. The unknown.
What will happen next? Will they live? Will they die? I need more. Paranormal Activity movies are shot from
the subject's point of view, using handheld cameras and surveillance cameras placed in their bedroom
and around the house to monitor the activity that goes on while they're asleep because they know there is an entity in their house. This scene shows the
woman that is soon-to-be possessed being dragged out of bed. Her boyfriend soon wakes up to realize what has
occurred and starts chasing her down the stairs. What will happen next?
I created this gif by using the applications ClipGrab and Adobe Photoshop. I copied the URL from a youtube clip, pasted it into ClipGrab and saved the clip to my desktop. I then imported the clip in layers in Photoshop and trimmed the clip to display the time length I thought would be most suspenseful. After trimming the clip, I limited the video to display every 9 frames from the video to make the gif more spaced out. The final product starts in a quiet room with a couple sleeping then shows a woman being dragged from her bed by an invisible entity and ends with her boyfriend running after her.