Time is the only thing that can never be gotten back, the time you just spent reading this post is now gone forever.
This scene from the movie interstellar depicts 3 astronauts in a race against time. On the planet which they have landed 1 hour represents 7 years on earth due to time gravitational time slippage. Just one hour and you already missed your child’s eighteenth birthday, high school and college graduation.
Although this is a dramatic representation of how quickly time can pass us by it is an accurate representation of how precious time is. This is important especially in this time off instant gratification and living in the now. Yes it is a cliche but we cannot forget to live each day like it is our last, by this I do not mean party like it is the end of the world. I mean do what really matter to you, what you enjoy with the people you enjoy and something that makes difference.
Instead of staring at the grand canyon through the I phone camera and trying to get the perfect filter for Instagram, try actually looking at it with your own eyes.
Live everyday like 1 hour is 7 years, because time waits for no man.
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Telling behind the story-
I think time is one of the most overlooked things in society today, so many people are caught up in day to day activities they miss the big picture, including me. I think this is something relevant that will make people think, in this fast paced digital age we live in. Even how we grab consumer’s attention has changed, we are having to use 5 second gifs because our attention span has shortened.
2. Make an animated gif from your favorite/least favorite movie capturing the essence of a key scene. Make sure the movement is minimal but essential. Here’s a tutorial to help: http://ds106.us/handbook/ tools/creating-animated-gifs-open-source-software/ Examples: https://jasperandbone.wordpress.com/ 2015/09/24/unit-two-assignment-say-it-like-peanut-butter/ and https://studentx7.wordpress.com/ 2015/10/07/visual/ and http://bavatuesdays.com/making-gifs-with-imgur/
Narrating the process
I used you tube for my clip, then uploaded that to gif maker.com. Once there I shortened the clip to my desired length and saved it. I then uploaded my gif to my word press blog and wrote about why it was relevant to me and the audience.