I make gifs the old fashioned way. Or I think I do. Seems like there are tools out there that let you pick a section of a movie and Gifitize it? The ol Make-A- Gifilator is one? I find a video on the web and then screen shot some of the frames and add them as layers in Ye Ol Photoshop. That is all I know.
In this case I took a shot of the screen each second in the video till I had 8 layers. I used the animation pane and activated the desired layer to each of the frames. I then make it loop forever and ever.
The deep breath and long exhale of smoke at 0:17 is so full of melancholy and despair. I like that all the glasses get raised by other customers. Makes them all seem like they all feel the same way. It is beautifully expressive of the nightmarish barstool of alcoholism and that bar right down the street from my house and your house. We know people who are there. Stuck in that time called repetition and addiction. It is a heavenly glass globe that people swim in and go round and round and round and round till something reaches in an pulls them out and wrings them out and dries them out and with any luck the never sit on the stool again and have to repeat the performance.
It is a noir dance that rarely ends well for anyone.
Here is the full clip.