Here you can find many interview stories of whom apply iClone/CrazyTalk in different areas like moviemaking, education, or content development.

Jon Gress
Category: Featured Director

- On iClone: " I started playing around with iClone to see if I could use it for some previz work. To my pleasant surprise, it was amazingly intuitive and fast to use! So I was saying to myself - "This is working really well... and it does animation... oh wait, and facial animation... and automated lip syncing... and layered animation... and now there's a mocap plug-in I can do for quick mocaps right in my office with a Kinect in 10 minutes without needing a whole crew to fire up the Vicon stage?!!! "

Date of Interview: Dec 2014
Description:
With over 25 years of digital & visual special effects, film, video, audio, and multimedia production experience, writer/producer/director and visual effects producer Jon Gress is one of the new breed of independent filmmakers who can write, shoot, direct, edit, and produce Hollywood sized digital & visual special effects.
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Granny Logan
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: "Like most people, I never have enough time to do the things I want to do. I've tried many animation software products over the years, but I found that CrazyTalk Animator Pro is the easiest and quickest way to produce professional-quality animations in a short amount of time. But enough with this description crap, I got to get back to CrazyTalk Animator and make some cool stuff!"

Date of Interview: Nov 2014
Description:
My name is Granny Logan. I work in the marketing department for a national television network in Canada, but in my spare time, I doodle, animate, and do voiceovers and audio production. I'm just a guy who's a huge fan of animation. Ever since I was a kid I was always fascinated by the way traditional animation was done. Throughout the years I've dabbled at creating my own animations, using various types of software.
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Bryce Van Patten
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: "I searched the internet for animation software to see what might be possible and I was seeing a lot of programs that just didn't appeal to me creatively. Then I came across Reallusion's site with the free trial of CrazyTalk6 and I was simply amazed at being able to animate faces so quickly. From there I purchased CrazyTalk Animator and found out that I could create any scene I wanted with real depth and unlimited potential for art and creativity."

Date of Interview: Oct 2014
Description:
The Black Tuesdays are a four piece studio band with the members represented by images originally created in and for Crazy Talk Animator. The characters have since been re-defined in DAZ3D for use in IClone and DAZ. So far we have released the music video for 'When the Dogs Come Home' which was done in my own recording studio with all the video imagery created from scratch in CrazyTalk Animator.
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AniForAny Animation Studio
Category: Featured Studio

- On CrazyTalk: "We chose CrazyTalk Animator because it provides a very flexible platform, which allows for a very effective advantage when fulfilling urgent customer requirements! With CrazyTalk Animator we can quickly create characters and save them for other client projects, making it extremely cost effective."

Date of Interview: Sep 2014
Description:
We are one of the most comfortably priced animation studios, as we always plan on doing high volume, high quality videos rather than just a handful of expensive ones. We respond very quickly and passionately to all business queries as we love what we do and what we are about.
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Myles Sorensen
Category: Featured Director

- On iClone: "That led me to iClone and I immediately saw it would be the perfect tool to create the kind of animation I needed. iClone just has a huge amount of sets and characters and overall ability to customize, so I thought it would be great fit."

Date of Interview: Aug 2014
Description:
Writer/Director Myles Sorensen holds an MFA from the USC School of Cinema- Television, where his thesis film, THE ARSONIST, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. PLATO'S REALITY MACHINE is his first feature film.
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Tom Palumbo
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: "The reasons I choose to use CTA2? I would have to say it's due to its amazing way to animate with a 3D armature, save the animations and then apply them to multiple characters. It saves tons of time and the IK system really helps with more natural movement. "

Date of Interview: Jul 2014
Description:
My names Tom Palumbo and I make cartoons for the internet. I'm armed with thirteen years of experience and the best tools a solo animator could want.
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Mark Stobbart (4-4-2oons)
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: "I had used Crazy Talk 5 and 6 to make silly home videos for a couple of years, so when I was sent the CTA promo materials, I wanted to know more. Animation had always interested me as a viewer, so I thought this would be a good entry level piece of software that I could access. It turns out this is far more to it than entry level! "

Date of Interview: Jun 2014
Description:
442oons creates animated football parodies, with songs and pictures. It is created by actors and voiceover artists with a love for football, comedy and animation. At 442oons we spent the time teaching ourselves how to do animations in order to be able to combine everything we love into one project!
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David Arandle
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: "It's puppet based animation system seemed like a quicker way to get my own artwork animated. I also liked how easy it was to turn photographic images into animated characters too. I bought it with the idea to animate my own original characters and to create animated characters from some of my paintings. "

Date of Interview: May 2014
Description:
My business, Art Time Productions, initially provided Graphic and Web Design services but currently focuses on creating Business Explainer videos for clients world wide. Though my main focus has always been illustration, my secret passion is animation.
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Garry Pye
Category: Featured Developer

- On CrazyTalk: "When I started with CrazyTalk Animator I only used vector props. I love vector props because of their minimalist look. My illustrations tend to be very detailed with a big emphasis on texture, to create a three dimensional feel to each scene. So .PNG files work best for me. "

Date of Interview: Apr 2014
Description:
I do a lot of caricature work and have built up an enormous portfolio of cartoon illustrations, as all my work is hand-drawn and then colored using software. So I have every sketch and doodle I have ever created. Though my main focus has always been illustration, my secret passion is animation.
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Ade Sanni
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: "So as much as directors and writers can use CrazyTalk to make their stories, they can also be inspired by its creativity. They can find that the software arouses their imagination and enriches their work. It is all about being playful with the tools. "

Date of Interview: Apr 2014
Description:
I am a writer and a film director, and I also freelance my services to various companies. My day job consists of administration and assisting in media production, which pays the bills.
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Amr Fouad
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: "The main advantage of CrazyTalk is its friendly use making it easy to animate movies from the very start even if you are just an amateur. "

Date of Interview: Apr 2014
Description:
I am and architect graduate from Egypt. A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to CrazyTalk Animator. Since I am an anime and cartoon manic, and I also like to draw, then I started to make movies with CrazyTalk.
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Totally2d
Category: Featured Studio

- On CrazyTalk: "With the new features that now come with CTA, (like the above mentioned motion capture) animating professional adverts will be as easy as moving your body (now all Totally2d studio needs are dancers.) "

Date of Interview: Apr 2014
Description:
After my high school studies I studied fine art for a year, and used myself animation skills to work as a Graphic designer/ Animator at an advertising agency. There I made animatics to demostrate TV ad concepts to clients.
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Paul Louis
Category: Featured Artist

- On CrazyTalk: "CrazyTalk Animator Pro, was the perfect animation software to create this piece, simply by it's user friendly interface, and almost limitless possibilities for quickly creating high quality 2D animation. I was able to create this 4 minute film in less than 2 days. "

Date of Interview: Mar 2014
Description:
I'm an actor, writer and composer, who runs his own video production company. I specialize in white board videos, using CrazyTalk Animator as a means to create the high quality illustrations I need.
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Dr. Mike Wilson
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: "I looked at a number of animation programs and the main reason for choosing CrazyTalk Animator Pro was that it seemed to be the only one that was versatile enough to allow me to create characters, scenes and props from scratch. "

Date of Interview: Feb 2014
Description:
I had recently installed CrazyTalk Animator Pro with a view to using it to animate cartoons that I draw. While playing around with the program I did a little animation using one of my granddaughter's toys she had left here - and this gave me the idea of creating the characters in the Charlie & Rufus series.
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Andre Peisker
Category: Featured Director

- On iClone: "I buy my 3D models on different online plateforms, but mainly at DAZ. I need a long time to put the single scenes together. The more elements, the more time is needed and sometimes it takes a few weeks to complete. iClone saves me a lot of time, especially with rendering, when compaired to other 3D programs. "

Date of Interview: Jan 2014
Description:
"Endless Space" is a iClone film that has been evolving in my head for a long time. It is about a species that are on the very cusp of extinction, they are...'The Ariv'. They were a feared race because of there unique skills, and therefore hunted relentlessly throughout time. The time of peace is over and The Ariv's skills are needed to save the galaxy.
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Joseph Kwong
Category: Featured Director

- On iClone: "With iClone, I realized I could film any motion I wished. I even purchased a Kinect camera with Reallusion's Motion Capture software and now am able to make my own animations simply by capturing myself performing them on the Kinect camera. I also loved the capability to path inanimate objects to make them move or fly, as well as the ability to animate non-human creatures. This truly opens up a world of possibilities for my future film projects. "

Date of Interview: Dec 2013
Description:
I have always been interested in story-telling since as far back as I can remember. I pursued this passion in college and graduated with a creative writing bachelor's degree. However, I always preferred the audio-visual mediums as the most effective means of conveying a tale. When I learned of machinima computer animation software I jumped at the opportunity to bring my visions to the screen.
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The Wolf & Dulci Hour
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "About 3 years ago, I came across Reallusion's iclone software through the Coolclones.com fansite and have been hooked on animation ever since. I really enjoy digging deeply into the software to get to the nuts and bolts of its capability and more importantly to expand my own skill set and create enjoyable, visually stimulating animated films."

Date of Interview: Nov 2013
Description:
Wolf & Dulci, the first reviewers to the "Inside the Box" content review show."Inside the Box" is a new video segment on our weekly show. It is basically a video breakdown of various iClone content and developers, starting specifically with major content packs released within Reallusion content store.
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The Zurvan Club
Category: Featured Artist

- On iClone: "iClone balances perfectly between price, quality and productivity. I discovered that it provided me with much more than I originally expected, and at this point it has become the backbone of my projects."

Date of Interview: Nov 2013
Description:
My name is Adolf Navarro. Two and a half years ago I decided to start a new project creating a big Graphic Novel saga called "The Zurvan Club" so I started looking for software that could help me materialize my ideas when I stumbled upon iClone.
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Dexsoft
Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: " iClone is pretty easy to learn and use. Although I don't have much experience with it yet, I can see how it can fit quite well into a game development pipeline. I hope that Dexsoft content will be a great addition to the iClone content library!"

Date of Interview: Oct 2013
Description:
Dexsoft is a web store specializing in game assets. Dexsoft has developed over the years into one of the biggest web stores for indie gamers, with over 10,000 satisfied customers.
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HerBunk
Category: Featured Artist

- On CrazyTalk: " I started creating videos in 2007. From that I branched out to crude animations until I discovered Crazy Talk on the Reallusion website, and immediately recognized its potential for making videos that would really stand out."

Date of Interview: Sep 2013
Description:
HerBunk, is an animator with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. His YouTube channel alone has almost 20 Million hits with over 13,000 Subscribers to his CrazyTalk videos.
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Quantum Theory Entertainment
Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: " iClone can be very useful as a tool for roughing to producing in-game cutscenes and exporting that data to Unity. Projects that need alot of cutscenes but need the ability to iterate fast will benefit greatly from what iClone has to offer."

Date of Interview: Aug 2013
Description:
QTE is a game content development company I started in February of 2012. The short to medium term goal is to arm the independent developer with AAA-quality art content which has been created with the knowledge of 10+ years in the console game industry.
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Walter Rouzer
Category: Featured Artist

- On CrazyTalk: " he criteria I used in determining which one to embrace was based on ease of use, the estimated quality of my end product, and affordability. Reallusion's animation software, in my opinion, placed highest in all three categories. "

Date of Interview: Jul 2013
Description:
Integrating CrazyTalk videos into my PowerPoint presentations has enabled me to awe student audiences and help motivate them to not only want to read more, but additionally inspire them to embrace computer technology like CrazyTalk.
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Blue Gene
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: " It always amazes me to see the avatars come alive and that's what my audience finds stunning too. With CrazyTalk the avatars look so real. I will keep heaping praises for Reallusion and their superlative software. Now I am looking forward to CrazyTalk 8 Pro! "

Date of Interview: May 2013
Description:
I have been reviewing Reallusion products over the years and was always impressed, and wished that I had the time to do something with them. So when I decided to move away from the interactive PDF magazine format, which I miss, I immediately put CrazyTalk 7 Pro to work!
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The UK's National Film and Television School
Category: Featured School

- On iClone: " iClone has enabled our students to create lifelike human character animation which can be deployed into their game compositions without the need for modeling and animating from scratch. It is the equivalent of a ready-made character art and animation department, which can produce customisable models and animate them to order at a high quality and adaptable specification."

Date of Interview: Apr 2013
Description:
The UK's National Film and Television School is one of the top film schools in the world. It provides a range of complementary 2 year postgraduate programmes in high level film-making and television production disciplines, including fiction directing, producing, editing, cinematography, production design, sound design, composing, screenwriting, animation, documentary, TV entertainment, digital effects, and games design and development.
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Tafadzwa
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: " I have really enjoyed using CrazyTalk Animator, and since the first time I used it I won 2 awards in the Reallusion Animation Salad contest. That was an amazing achievement for me to attain, considering I was new to the package. All that goes to testify its simplicity. "

Date of Interview: Mar 2013
Description:
I studied fine art for a year, and used myself animation skills to work as a Graphic designer/ Animator at an advertising agency. One of my most recent achievements was the two awards I scooped from Reallusion's Animation Salad Contest. It's a great honor to be able to continue receiving support from Reallusion, and if you ask me the journey has just begun!
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Norte43
Category: Featured Director

- On iClone: " I had small experience with 3Dstudio, but its learning curve was very steep, moreover, with the computers of that time, it was almost impossible to make a small render… until iClone appeared. "

Date of Interview: Feb 2013
Description:
My interests were always video and photography. For iClone I dedicate about 6 hours a day. Each day I’m surprised with something new. I try to combine it with other special effect programs to get all the potential I can get.
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RhettRO Creative Studio
Category: Featured Studio

- On CrazyTalk: " I love CrazyTalk Animator. I'll be doing so much more with Reallusion's software in the future and expect to win several ADDY awards this year with what I've already done. "

Date of Interview: Nov 2012
Description:
My studio is RhettRO Creative. We do television commercial production and have used CTA Pro on numerous television spots. I love animation because it gets people's attention. Animation is everywhere and we just wanted to do something unique and different.
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Nicholas Korn
Category: Featured Director

- On CrazyTalk: " I really like using CrazyTalk Animator. I considered working with some of the 3D programs that are out there, and the render times were just too long. CTA has some remarkable features the others don't have, which are essential to the comedic feel I want to create."

Date of Interview: Aug 2012
Description:
I am a playwright, director, actor, producer, graphic designer and video production artist. I have always favored producing my own work, and thought with the rise of the internet and online video, that animating my own scripts would give me a better chance of delivering my work to an audience.
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M. D. McCallum
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "I became frustated with the storyboard programs at the time and found iClone through a web search. Not sure how I found it but I'm sure glad I did. Within minutes of downloading the program it paid for itself."

Date of Interview: Jul 2012
Description:
I would describe myself as a technophile and a fan of CG anymation and machinima. Especially small team or individual projects. Born and raised in the sparsely populated Texas Panhandle I turned to computers to pass the time and from there went on to do freelance work in many fields......
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3Jason J. Brown

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Category: Featured Director

- On iClone: " As everyone knows now, Reallusion did include the Kinect mocap into iClone, and in my opinion it has totally changed iClone forever. "

Date of Interview: Apr 2012
Description:
JasonJ is a digital media specialist working out of Toronto Canada. He produces web videos for business folks and community organizations. He has created many cool and new ways to animate with iClone and Kinect.
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3Big Chief Entertainment

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Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: "The benefits of iClone are that it is very cost effective and it is a user-friendly application, which puts it light years ahead of the competition, in my honest opinion. "

Date of Interview: Mar 2012
Description:
Big Chief Entertainment, LLC is a fully integrated production company specializing in music, video, film, animated films and special live event production.
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3VegaH Studios

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Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: "Reallusion products are among our inventory tools which support us in developing content for feature film pre-visualizations, TV and web media. VegaH Studios has gotten very good appraisals from various film directors for our work with iClone."

Date of Interview: Feb 2012
Description:
VegaH Studios is a digital animation service provider which renders services for 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Previsualization, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics; both in the U.S. and India. 
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3Realm Pictures

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Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: "Big thanks to Reallusion for working with us to build the pre-viz workflow with their software iClone 5. More pre-viz productions to come over the next few weeks as we let you in the process as it develops!"

Date of Interview: Jan 2012
Description:
Dave and Shaz talk us through Pre-Viz and how they plan to create the UnderWater Realm using iClone and Kinect mocap features.
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3Tom Weston

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Category: Featured Artist

- On iClone: "iClone was the only one that came close for a neophyte such as me. We didn't make the film, but I did use iClone to make a short test animation of the film's ending."

Date of Interview: Mar 2011
Description:
Tom got iClone in the first place was because he had a script for a ghost story, which he thought would make for a nice little animated film and we took a look at everything which was on the market back then to see if a film could be made without a budget or army of animators
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3Zach Shelton (Willow Road Animation)

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Category: Featured Studio

- On CrazyTalk: "When we were really pressed for time, and thinking maybe we should just hand draw all the lip syncs, but CrazyTalk really come through for us and "saved our butts'. We really wouldn't have been able to premiere without it. Its absolutely amazing!"

Date of Interview: Sep 2011
Description:
Zach Shelton, director, Willow Road Animation met us at Reallusion's ComicCon booth in 2011 and shared their story of coming to Comic-Con and how CrazyTalk Animator played a big role in their film.
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3Vit3D

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Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: “ For game developers iClone can significantly speed-up character and creatures testing process because it has all necessary features. ”

Date of Interview: Dec 2011
Description:
Vit3D is a designer in advertising (both 2D and 3D) and it is not connected with the creation of characters. However, he is an expert on developing photo realistic characters on Marketplace. 
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3Anto Dezigns

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Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: “ iClone has provided us with the benefit of fast and easy animations which we often use in character narrations, as we simply need to create our characters and then use audio voice files to make facial animations.”

Date of Interview: Nov 2011
Description:
Anthony Mwangi is an artist from Anto Dezigns. Anthony has done work on drawings, paintings and acrylics on canvases, and eventually delved into the world of 2D/3D graphics and computer animations.
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3Jesse Griffith

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Category: Featured Director

- On iClone: “ When I look back on the "The Last Starfighter" which was the first space movie to do entire CG exteriors, the computer that was used cost 8 million dollars. I bet you could do every fx shot with a $1500 computer and a copy of iClone.”

Date of Interview: Oct 2011
Description:
Jesse Griffith is a member of the Jimmy Kimmel Live graphics crew and a fan of CrazyTalk and iClone. Jesse shared his CrazyTalk experience with us and talked about how iClone will help independent filmmakers.
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3Igor Tkachenko (ITAK Studio)

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Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: “ I tried many different programs until I met iClone and I realized that was exactly what I was looking for a long time. Sometimes it felt like it was me who developed it.”

Date of Interview: Sep 2011
Description:
It would be much more difficult to answer the question about where I get the patience to complete the technical part of the project. And that’s exactly where user-friendly CrazyTalk Animator and iClone come into a play and help me finish this difficult task.
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3Cypher Wolf

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Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: “Other software was time consuming and had quite a huge learning curve. To simply put it, iClone brings my vision to life in the most fastest, easy, and fun way possible! ”

Date of Interview: Aug 2011
Description:
There are a few different methods I am experimenting with anime character design for iClone. And I hope in the future I can create better anime characters.
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3Rodney Koh (Bamboo Pictures)

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Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: “Before iClone, we would shy from doing 3D animation simply due to the lead time required. Today, we are confident of delivering 3D projects on time with iClone's menu-driven pre-programmed animation.”

Date of Interview: July 2011
Description:
Bamboo Pictures is a Singapore-based, two man company producing corporate videos for MNCs, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.
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3Guillermo

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Category: Featured Developer

- On CrazyTalk: “I can say I'm a newbie using CTA but I've seen everything that can be achieved and that encourages me to do more, to experiment, to imagine and create.”

Date of Interview: June 2011
Description:
I love to create, no matter what it is, a drawing, a space, a melody, an object, a character. I think this makes me happy and gives meaning to my life.
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3Veronica Vinyl

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Category: Featured Artist

- On CrazyTalk: “It seems to me however chances are the programmers for CrazyTalk probably have already thought of what you might be up to and designed the path to make it happen.”

Date of Interview: May 2011
Description:
I am an artist, writer, and performer. Formerly a professional Drag Queen and screen writer working in LA as well as book and magazine illustrator...
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3Major Bergman

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Category: Featured Developer

- On CrazyTalk: "I first heard about Reallusion because of a picture in the gallery on daz3d.com. The “Just Michael” portrait contained in the content library of CrazyTalk 6. Later 3 image packs for CrazyTalk followed."

Date of Interview: Apr 2011
Description:
My goal is to create characters that cope with the proportions of a CTA actor (big head, small body) and still look realistic to the viewer. Goblins don’t seem realistic in our normal perception, but if we put them in the world of myths and legends…!
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3SchoolTube (Jeff Johnston)

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Category: Featured Studio

- On CrazyTalk: "Now Educators everywhere can harness the power of the imagination by easily animating anything from historical characters, scientific theories and mathematical concepts with CrazyTalk Animator."

Date of Interview: Mar 2011
Description:
SchoolTube.com, a safe video sharing website exclusively approved by over a dozen National Education Associations for use in K-12 schools.

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3Linda Hankins

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Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "As iClone has evolved so has its users, I think now it has been taken more seriously by professionals as a useful piece of software to use in their workflow."

Date of Interview: Feb 2011
Description:
Behing the avatar. My name is Linda Hankins and I have been fascinated with animation from my childhood, but never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine the likes of iClone and Crazy Talk that would help me realise my dreams.
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3David Thomas

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Category: Featured Director

- On iClone: "Without hesitation, use iClone software. It’s the most fabulous toolset."

Date of Interview: Dec 2009
Description:
I’m a French music composer and web designer. As a musician, I composed various soundtracks and music for features such as TV movies, commercials TV and radio and short films in France.
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33D Universe

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Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: "What I really love about programs like iClone is that they simplify the complex tools used by big 3D animation companies and bring them into reach of anyone with an interest in the area."

Date of Interview: Jan 2011
Description:
3D Universe has been in operation since 2001. We specialise in creating custom 3D Digital figures for various markets and clients worldwide.
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3Julien Tromeur

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Category: Featured Studio

- On CrazyTalk: "In the recent released CrazyTalk Animator, Julien Tromuer has once again worked with Reallusion and presents the all new CrazyTalk Animator Avatar- DigiDudes!"

Date of Interview: Nov 2010
Description:
I'm a 3D artist living in Paris. I have been doing graphics professionnally for 12 years, both as an employee and as a freelancer. My main thing is cartoon characters, with a preference for goofy ones......
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Small Wonder Studio
2 Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: "I think it has great possibilities as the program grows. The speed of rendering is a huge plus and being able to add objects from other applications helps a great deal."

Date of Interview: June 2010
Description:
Small Wonder Studio was formed in 1973. Since then we have been producing, directing, and shooting original productions, music videos, TV commercials and documentaries. Working in film & video Small Wonder Studio is ready to tackle any production assignment. In recent years 3-D computer animation......
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Richard Clifton
Category: Featured Artist

- On iClone: "It allows me to express a bit of my creativity. I look for ways to make others have a better outcome by creating products to support their efforts. Sometimes a hit, sometimes not, but at least I gave it a shot."

Date of Interview: Mar 2010
Description:
I have BETA tested quite a few packages related to 3D animation but always come back to iClone as the backbone package. The interface is a lot simpler and the program is easier to use and with better results than some others I have tested......
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Wil Veeke
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "This program dragged me into a whole new world! I was amazed by its possibilities. In a few hours, I made a whole music clip with my me, my wife and children as actors. I also made a few clips for the company I was working with."

Date of Interview: Jan 2010
Description:
I am Wil Veeke, 51 years old, born in the Netherlands in a little town called Oisterwijk.I am an electric engineer and work as a manager for one of the biggest Power Company in Holland......
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Guy “Bigboss” Langlois
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "iClone has been instrumental in allowing me to develop relationships with other CoolCreators and fellow content developers. It has enriched my life. iClone is not just a 3D Movie Machine, iClone is a way of being!"

Date of Interview: Nov 2009
Description:
I am a computer engineer with a master’s degree in Business and Administration (MBA). I work as an executive in an engineering firm specialized in the development of high end audio/video and 3D equipment and authoring tools for......
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L4 Kreation
Category: Featured Studio

- On iClone: "When we were planning "Mo and Ma", iClone was the only product to produce commercial machinima movies, a lot of content you could purchase for small amount of money and as I said before, it integrated very easy into our production pipeline."

Date of Interview: Dec 2009
Description:
At L4 Kreation we produce media content for various customers, such as Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (ministry of Health), ZDF (TV Station), Universal Music and for our parent company L4 institute......
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Binu Sasidharan
Category: Featured Director

- On iClone:"Our previous project was created using Toon Boom Studio, which was a 2D animated. Our team is also good in blender. When we started thinking of going for a 3D animated feature to be created within a short period, we did some research for the best software available in a decent budget, which led us to iClone."

Date of Interview: Oct 2009
Description:
Binu Sasidharan, born in Aluva (Kerala State , India) in the year 1976, completed my post graduation from Mahatma Gandhi university, in Commerce. As a Kid I was always a fascinated by comics and Disney cartoons......
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Miron Lockett
Category: Featured Director

- On iClone: "I began using iClone about a year and a half ago. At the time, I had just started experimenting with a very primitive form of 2D animation that proved to be too tedious. After a couple of weeks, I started searching around on the internet for a more modern and computer driven way to animate and that's how I discovered iClone."

Date of Interview: Sep 2009
Description:
My name is Miron Lockette (aka Teviniii in the forum). I'm an actor, singer and songwriter, so the elements of theatre come naturally to me. Transferring those skills to animation is something that I never dreamed of doing but I am having the time of my life......
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Oliver Manuel
Category: Featured Artist

- On iClone: "We currently use iClone to create machinima captured scenarios as well as talking avatars to help users along the way in our training simulation programs. We use these programs for military, government, and law enforcement projects. With the release of WidgetCastPRO we could create avatars to have a more immersive impact for the trainee and maybe even be more entertaining along the way."

Date of Interview: July 2009

Description:
My name is Oliver Manuel and I'm a 3D Graphics Artist for the Novonics Corporation in Orlando, Florida. Our company's primary focus is in the areas of simulation-based training, network test and evaluation, information management, and training architectures......

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Neil Armstrong
Category: Featured Artist

- On iClone: "I hate being the last to do things. I love being the first. I love new. And THIS, wierd Reallusion eyecloak, or i-clothes or whatever it was called, I couldnt stop talking about this Reallusion to the client. "THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED!" After that contract it was, "GO AWAY! I'm busy!" And Thi-Mai and Chellah started to come to life right from the start. A story I wrote in 1981. I never ever thought it would ever be a Disney production of my own making.

Date of Interview: June 2009
Description:
I started out at a very early age in 1978 as a commercial Photographer. Old Nikkormats that weighed half a ton and dish processed BW prints made the cornerstone of my career thereafter which progressed into Industrial and Specialised Glamour/Portraiture Sepia large format photography like to Ansel Adams.....
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Virtual Team "CoolCreators"
Category: Featured Community

- On iClone: "The team work 'Strife' is about the struggle to survive and maintain man’s ‘humanity’ in a world where the struggle to survive dictate that humans must give in to their basest instinct. It is set in a world trying to recover from a breakdown in the society. .

Date of Interview: Jan 2009
Description:
CoolCreators is a team of iClone power users founded from the CoolClones iClone community forming a collaboration of creativity, and talents, which are collectively utilized in affiliation with the Reallusion certified content developer program.....
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Mike Aparicio
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "Right now I use iClone 3.1 to demonstrate the power of the animation philosophy created by Reallusion, and have produced some interesting musical videos with virtual singing, synthetic music and of course iClone scenery and performers. I am soliciting my school authorities to purchase a series of packages to include iClone as part of our regular teaching programs."

Date of Interview: Dec 2008
Description:
Mike directs the MediaLab facilities of Galileo University in Guatemala, and teaches Computer Animation, Video Special Effects and Complex Video Montage techniques. Lately Mike Aparicio, under the Apparition brand name is working as a CCD for Reallusion, hand has just release......
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Chris Murray
Category: Featured Community

- On iClone: "After working with iClone product for several months now, I have discovered that the Reallusion team has created a well-polished, easy to use product that is really going to satisfy the need for rapid development of 3D character driven content. - Author of iClone training for Autodesk's 3D Studio Max"

Date of Interview: Dec 2007
Description:
Chris Murray is seasoned production veteran. He has created content for well-known clients such as CNN.com, Walt Disney Attractions, CanonUSA, and Sega. He is the founder of CME Gamelabs, a startup video game development studio in Orlando. He has also provided customized training for Boeing, United Space Alliance (NASA), Lockheed Martin, Disney Imagineering, and Westinghouse......
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Bernard Gasté
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "I have been using iClone since the end of 2007. It is not a long time but it's so easy to use that I got accustomed with it quickly. That was how I avoided a long and boring learning of the 3D programs. Sure that the conceptors did a remarkable and complex work but for the users its only pleasure."

Date of Interview: Sep 2008
Description:
Bernad Gasté (aka Bernita) use lots of professional softwares, very different of the 3D world but Photoshop remains the necessary tool of iClone to edit his textures. He uses as well Pinnacle Studio, a video software affordable, enough powerful indeed, usefuly complementary for the video editing with iClone.
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Althea Dubowec
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "What has always impressed me about Reallusion products is how easy they are to start using immediately. Anyone can load iClone and have their family members dancing within a very short time. This is very fulfilling to load new software and be able to create stuff almost immediately. The beauty of both iClone and Crazy Talk, is while they are easy to start using, they are not without complexity in that there so much more they are able to do than just the basic starter stuff. Max"

Date of Interview: June 2008
Description:
Althea Dubowec is from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She has been interested in video editing for several years and became interested in animation approximately 3 years ago. She has spent over 25 years in the print production, marketing and graphic arts industries and have recently expanded her business to include video production......
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Shygirl
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "With all the Reallusion products I have tried, I think what most impressed me was the ease of use. I’m not very technically minded, so the simpler the better and with iClone in particular, you can be animating in no time at all. The pre-made Motions available from Reallusion were a great help till I got more familiar with the Motion Editor and Timeline features."

Date of Interview: April 2008
Description:
Shygirl is originally from Glasgow, Scotland. She took early retirement from her profession as a Government Officer within Education and now living in the countryside with her partner who is also an iClone user. She is a published poet and have also written numerous short stories......
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John Holland
Category: Featured Director

- On iClone: "What I love about CloneCloth is that if you want, you can create ultra realistic outfits spending a lot of time getting a perfect texture or if you like you can create some quick outfits in virtually no time at all. No longer am I constantly thinking, 'If only I had this, or if only I had that'.."

Date of Interview:2008.04.10
Description:
John Holland is an iClone inspired power user. He is now an Savannah College of Art and Design student, iClone gives him the motive of wanting to go on farthur education study. With the passion of creating Hikaru Utada, an Japanese Singer, John has created many animation videos of her. Animation shorts include "Heart Station" and "Celerbrate"......
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CoolCreators
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "From the moment I beta tested iClone 1.0, I immediately noticed the potential this product was going to offer. Being a long time user of Reallusion products and seeing the course of stunning improvements, and advancements made with CrazyTalk, I knew the same would undoubtedly occur with iClone."

Date of Interview: Nov 2007
Description:
CoolCreators is a team of iClone power users founded from the CoolClones iClone community forming a collaboration of creativity, and talents, which are collectively utilized in affiliation with the Reallusion certified content developer program......
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Michael Wu
Category: Featured Artist

- On iClone: "3D animation would be the best tour for me to run after my dream. All I know is there is no specific tool can fulfill my desire for creation. I love to try anything fresh and get the achievement finding their attributes. iClone will be one of my another adventure. "

Date of Interview: May 2007
Description:
His Works in Reallusion Store: The series of Sketch, Cool Dog, Hussan, EMC2, and etc. - About Michael Wu: Michael Wu (MW_studio) is a digital visual artist in 3D filed that touches his audiences with original creativity and daring styles. When it comes to 3D animation, the most exciting benefit for Michael is "Recycle". Compared to 2D animation, a complete 3D model can be processed for all purposes as he wished......
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Darren J. Thompson
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "I'd been working on a few animation projects with another of their products named It's Me (the forerunner of iClone). This programme was cool, easy and really, really cheap. And I'd been working in a 'make shift' media studio located in Guisborough, helping to run the local film & drama club by night, grinding a living producing corporate training and wedding videos by day."

Date of Interview:Mar 2007

Description:
Darren is an imaginative artist in animation field that he was inspired by many cartoons like "Tom & Jerry", "Bugs Bunny", "Daffy Duck", and etc. He aims to utilize Reallusion's iClone to deliver a "Vocational Qualification" in Machinima production to students. As a certified content developer, Darren introduced himself with his texture works in Reallusion content store......

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Lisa Scragg
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "I have always had an interest in 3D modeling and after 8 yrs of embroidery I was ready to make a "career change", I had been saving and was about to buy Light-wave, but I borrowed the extra money to purchase 3DMax so I could make Characters for iClone. I could see the potential for iClone becoming very popular. "

Date of Interview: Feb 2007

Description:
With her first full character – a robot, Lisa is quite a different female artist in 3D field, especially the ardor for Sci-fi and game. We can see the fineness and amorous feelings in her works. Pssing through many 3D softwares, like Light-Wave, Poser and etc., Lisa found iClone as the most easist tool for story telling. Even more, Lisa bought her 3ds Max for iClone application. She really did a great job...... Visit her website

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Paul Louis
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "I was born and raised in New York City and trained in the performing arts. I've worked in countless stage productions and even had a brief 15 seconds of fame as an award winning children's show creator, as well as co-starring on the TV series, "S Club 7" (big in the UK). When it comes to getting ideas for new characters, bottom line is, inspiration is everywhere. And that, I believe, is the beauty of iClone, ...the endless possibilities."

Date of Interview: Jan 2007

Description:
Paul Louis, the author of popular series Cool Town Story, is a certified content developer in Reallusion Inc. In the meanwhile, he is also a marketable creator who is skilled at grabbing the hearts of customers. With his genius in creating live characters, Paul always amazes people by his exclusive imagination......

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Gabe Achanzar
Category: Featured Developer

- On iClone: "iClone hit the right nerve, delivering a great combination of ease of use, great quality and best of all a flexible and intuitive tool. Within the first hour of using iClone I was able to put together animations that would have taken much longer in other programs. iClone allowed me to get ideas converted to animation fairly quickly and inspired me to design custom textures. It is really exciting to see some of my designs in other people's works."

Date of Interview: Oct 2006

Description:
Aknzrdude, has been an active user on Reallusion forum since 2005. He has created several excellent texture packs and you can get them at Reallusion (http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/ic_content.asp). You can also watch more of his brilliant movies using iClone from YouTube......

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James C. Martin
Category: Featured Community

- On iClone: "iClone is fast, easy, and a great solution for those users who just don't all the hassle of other 3D software, but do want an excellent way to create, animate, and appreciate quality avatars. This helps a lot to quickly set up my blocking, shots, extreme camera angles, and any othert 3D situations I might feel to be beneficial to the production."

Date of Interview: Oct 2006

Description:
- About James C. Martin: As a character designer and sculpture iClone™ provides James with a great solution for both pre and post production. James can move from the physical 3D world into the virtual 3D universe in minutes using iClone......

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