So on Tuesday I attended open house and brought only the iphone. I decided to take photos with it only. As a result I learned quite a bit about live photos which I inadvertently had used as the camera setting. When I finished I decided to make a video. There, using I-movie I was able to incorporate single image photos and the live shots as mov files to create something different. I didn't have music so I decided to spice up the soundtrack with sound effects only. And, in the beginning and at the end I chose to use the mov files to put in some action (Oh yeah, I also let Brian have action and voice in the middle. Check out the link below.
The feature I worked with is called "live photo" on the iphone. Basically it pre rolls and post rolls the photo. So, instead of a single image you have a series or burst of photos and sound is attached. This lets you select exactly the shot you want and it gives you options like editing the mov file as video or turning a photo into a gif file. Here is an example of George pressing cider.
I also learned how to move files from the phone to the computer using airdrop. Basically that uses bluetooth to create a path. Once I got the permissions checked, easy peasy. I was disappointed that the gif file in the phone wasn't really a repeating forever gif like is created in photoshop so it worked as a gif on the phone but revealed it's true file type when transferred. Thanks Apple.
Using the Lively app I created a real gif file and it is the one on the right.
John Alfred Riebli