What happens when you take the original 3 episodes of Star Wars and reduce them to 16 color animated GIFs? David Court, aka Foldsfive, decided to find out. He deprived himself from countless nights of sleep in order to create these brilliant Pixelmash versions of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars – A New Hope [gif]
Star Wars – Empire Strikes Back [gif]
Star Wars – Return of the Jedi [gif]
Each GIF took him about 10 hours of straight production time to create these amazing animated Star Wars GIFs. This doesn’t include any planning, prep or storyboarding.
But these 3 Star Wars GIFs are just the beginning. David has created animated GIFs for many iconic films including Back to the Future, Alien, Aliens, and Raiders of the Lost Ark among others. You can see all of his animated GIFs on his blog at foldsfive.blogspot.com. It’s definitely worth it!
And for all you techies and animators out there, here are some basic details about each Star Wars GIF:
- A New Hope: 172k, 806 frames, 16 colors (4 bit)
- The Empire Strikes Back: 209k, 1009 frames, 16 colors (4 bit)
- Return of the Jedi: 217k, 1042 frames, 16 colors (4 bit)