Make quick GIFs of your online videos with Giphy.com

header_giphyGiphy.com is a great way for your staff to create quick GIFs of videos they have uploaded to Youtube. Users can also create GIFs from Vimeo, Vine and Video URLs. There are lots of great uses for GIFs. They can be used in social media or embedded within stories. They can be used for promoting your broadcast show or they ban be used to clip highlights from a ballgame.

You can get directions on how to create GIFs on Giphy here: http://giphy.com/posts/how-to-upload-gifs-to-giphy.

One thing you may want to note, your videos must be 15 minutes or less to use with Giphy.com.

Here are a couple examples of GIFs you could create for your staff.

1. Clip a bit from one of your standups and post to social media to promote your broadcast show

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2. Clip a highlight from a ballgame, like someone surpassing the 1,000 career point mark

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3. Use it to highlight something fun from a dance or other event

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Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 19th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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