Favorite Musician

Fingers of Fire¬†ūüĒ•

Favorite Musician Animated Gif Assignment: 3.5 Stars


Who remembers the first time they heard what is now their favorite band. A lot of people recall the first time they heard The Beatles. For me, my favorite band is Metallica. I wanted to make a gif of the lead guitarist playing a solo. The first song I ever heard by Metallica was the song Nothing Else Matters. As soon as I heard that song I knew I wanted to hear more of their music. Many people in today’s day and age only like to listen to the popular rappers, namely Drake, Future, and ASAP. I wanted to give some credit to the old fashioned rockers who actually produced music without computer support. Check out the full version of Hammet’s Super Solo:


Websites/Software Used: Giphy

Best Sports Play Gif

Cleveland Back on Top

Best Sports Play Animated Gif Assignment: 3 Stars

For the first time in 52 years, a major sports championship was back in Cleveland. For half of a century Cleveland was the home to sports heartbreak.


The Drive, The Fumble, The Shot, The Move, The Decision: All nicknames of the last time Cleveland fell short of winning a major sports championship. It was not until a year after the “The Return” that Cleveland finally brought its fans a championship.

I wanted to use this specific scene because it shows the winning shot of the 2016 NBA Finals. In the gif Kyrie Irving shots a 3 point shoots over Stephen Curry, the 2016 regular season MVP. The score was tied before this shot and it was the final field goal made during the game. It also on a deeper level represents the unanimous regular season MVP, who was playing defense failing on a critical play. Cleveland overcame a 3-1 game deficit to win the best of 7 game series. It was the first time in NBA history that a team won The Finals after trailing 3 games to 1.

Growing up and to this day I was a die hard Washington Wizards Fan. Anyone whose been a Wizard’s fan for long enough should know the Gilbert Arenas era when the Wizards were always snuffed by the Cavs in the first round of the playoffs from 2006 to 2008. Who remembers when James hit the game winning shot after blatantly traveling in game 3 of the NBA playoffs?

I grew up despising the Cleveland Cavaliers and always enjoyed their failure to win a title. Needless to say their victory hit me on a personal level.

Websites/Software Used: Giphy

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