alexandral: (Default)
2011-06-06 10:59 am
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Reccomendation request : Automatic screencapping?

I want to try making animated icons, for this I need some good automatic screencapping program. Usually I do screencapping for my icons on the individual scene basis (I like to find the best screne and angle so this usually takes LONG) , but for the gifs I definitely need something that can just screencap everything automatically with 10 secs in between.

Anyone knows of any automatic screencapping programs?
alexandral: (GoT - Barristan Selmy full of awesome)
2011-06-06 04:43 pm
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Game of Thrones: episode 8 , the Pointy End

Can I express enough how much I loved this episode???????? It was the best episode of the show for me, and by far. I guess for me this episode highlighted the main shortcomings of the previous episodes, namely: gratuitous sex, general underuse of direwolves ( for they are not an accessory, but one of the most essential elements of the story, and it was finally revealed why - they are amongst few things that can successfully fight the Wights), and unbalanced focus , where some characters can have some arbitrary scenes added and some other equally interesting characters are sometimes forgotten. I guess for me as a viewer it seems as if the GoT screen writers like to sit down and think 'Ok, LET'S IMPROVE THIS BOOK" or "this is MY favourite character, there should be more of him/her", but really "improving" something that is already good can be a tricky business.

We had:

- The finger-biting scene that made it into the show, against all odds

- Barristan Selmy being absolutely full of awesome. I am so glad this scene was done well, because it is really important to the future story. Did you see how all the guards stepped back when he drew his sword? This was the best scene in the episode.

- No whores in sight. Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss!

- Just enough Littlefinger to make his every scene and his every gesture and his every word into pure gold

- Varys talking to Ned. This was the second best scene

- And we finally saw Rickon (aka the forgotten boy) for the first time since the episode 1!!!

- Personally, I am also glad that Hodor scene made it into the show as well
alexandral: (GoT - Barristan Selmy full of awesome)
2011-06-06 10:02 pm

The first ever gif! Barristan Selmy!

Of course, not the first gif in the history, just the first gif made by me. And it is Barristan Selmy (Barristan the Bold)!!!

Barristan Selmy throws his sword at Joffrey )

The only thing I am not happy about is that the gif is a bit slow on it's first loop, I need to think. Do I need to pre-load it (I need to figure out how to do this on lj page)? Does anyone know what is considered to be a good size for a gif? Mine is around 1.5MB. Is this big? Does anyone know any tips to make a gif lighter ?

But overall, I am pleased. This is quite easy. Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] viennajones and [livejournal.com profile] blueocean80

PS: The gif it totally free to share , take it if you like!