My Animated GIF

Ajj150AnimateddelayedJonny Baker was asking me how i created the moving image on the top right. Funny, the animated GIF i saw on his blog 6 months ago inspired me to create one. Here is how i made mine, in case you were wondering.

Its a bit complicated, because i used a move rather than a few images. But here is the process:

– iMovie -I Imported a short movie, taken by my son, of me turning my head against a white wall. Movie edited and exported with no compression as a QuickTime Movie.

– Arkaos VJ 3.0.2 The ASCII effect added to the QuickTIme loop and recorded using the event recorder.

– Photoshop – Individual images brought into Photoshop and layered.

– ImageReady – Imported photoshop PSD image and created an animation of about 120 frames. Compressed and saved as an animated GIF of 45k (the large one here) and a smaller 100×100 (top right) weighing in at only 24k.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Hi Andrew, this is Emily i came to visit at new year with Tom Fin and Laura, and with are Miriam. Just thought i would say hello how are you, hope you are feeling better. I am drinking spicy tea with a friend, and am missing Orkney. Please say hello to all your amazing family. Love Peace Hope and Joy to you all from Emily.

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