You probably know by now that the GIF IT UP competition is back again. Are you going to take part in this edition?
Of course! I can’t wait to make another GIF. It will be the third time for me.
Do you remember how it was when you participated for the first time?
I remember. I was in the 9th grade at the Ion Neculce College when we learned how to create a GIF during those interesting workshops organised by Europeana, the Romanian Academy Library and our college in 2018.
Did you find it difficult to create GIFs?
When I first heard we have to use images from a huge digital archive like Europeana I thought it was difficult. I like to discover things quickly. With so many million pieces I didn’t know where to start from. But during our last workshop, with many examples, I found it easier to make. Europeana’s page about how to create GIFs was also helpful.
What did you actually learn during this experience?
First of all I learned how to create GIFs. I learned how to search more quickly in such a huge deposit. I also found out about copyright, what images we can use from and what not. Still don’t know all about it, but to better look for ‘public domain’ items. My colleagues mainly used the Europeana 1914-1918 collection for their GIFs.
How did you feel when you received the Public Choice Award?
For me, this competition was a wonderful adventure. Emotions, cries, and a long waiting for the result. It was amazing and I learned so much about my country’s history. I felt as I did something very important and in the same time had a lot of fun! I discovered ‘a new me’!
Thank you Anamaria!