Have you ever seen a picture somewhere that was animated and wondered how it can be done? Well, those animated pictures are called .gif images, which are basicly just a sequence of images that are played right after eachother all put into one file. You can easily make one of these out of an existing video clip using a program called Media Player Classic and Adobe Imageready.
First, you need to download Media Player Classic.
Then, open your video clip with media player classic. I will be using a video of me skateboarding for this guide.
Move the slider to wherever you would like to begin your gif image, and then click on file> save image and select the directory in which you want to save it. Make sure there arent any other images in this directory. Also, name this image "01."
Next, you want to click on the "Step" button. Each time you click this buton, the video will advance 1 frame.
For my video, I advanced 3 frames and and repeated the last step, only naming the pcture file "02." Keep doing this until you reach the point at which you want your gif to end. Note that skipping lesss frames between screenshots will make your gif more smooth, but it will also increase the size of the final file. When you are done, the folders that you are saving your pictures in should look something like this: