When did you first start making GIFs? What was the first GIF you made?
I first started making GIFs in the 6th grade. First GIF? Gosh, probably stick figures fighting each other.
Why GIF art?
As an animator, I spend a lot of time slaving over every frame. When seen in the context of a film, there’s never a chance to appreciate animation superficially and experience the wonder of the craft. Looping GIFs coax a viewer to watch a moment over & over again, giving them an opportunity to discover new details each time through. It’s like a moment frozen in time, different to a static photo because it projects life through motion!
Who are a few of your favorite GIF artists/or artists in general?
Mr Div and Lulinternet as GIF makers.
Favorite artists are non-digital artists. Don Shank, Lou Romano, John K.
What is your all-time favorite GIF?
Check out Pasquale’s artist page on Giphy here.
Download a screensaver of Pasquale’s GIF art here.