Animated gif of Stan’s Shimmy with Sound

DS106 YEY Thanks John Johnson!

Following on from my previous post about the Newport Jazz Festival (on right now in Newport US, and I’m NOT there, and that just isn’t fair), I decided to celebrate with a delightful shimmy by Stan Getz at the start of his “The Dolphin” recording. Of course I cheated by creating a Flash animation with sound.

But now, there is a new improved version with stain removers. Thanks to the genius of John’s coding, eejots like me can now animate gifs to sound!! This way, the music only plays when you CLICK ON THE IMAGE. (Check out John’s blog for the coding).

[Method – MPEG streamclip to produce PNG files. Open files in Fireworks. Add 24 STATES to image 1 (and then copy forward and backward sequence into the empty states). Choose a frame rate for a most delicious shimmy. Select LOOP. Export Wizard for ANIMATED GIF and nearly 1 MG of loveliness].




5 thoughts on “Animated gif of Stan’s Shimmy with Sound

  1. Love the gif and the shimmy! But I can’t get the sound to work for some reason. I keep clicking and having a sad face that I can’t shimmy myself to the music. Well, even if I could hear it my shimmy would be not nearly as good as this one.

    I’m using Firefox 22 on a Mac, if that makes a difference.

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