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Eric Rosner – CrazyTalk Quotes

Eric Rosner - has been the Director of Animation for TV Land and Nick at Nite for on-air promos for the last 7 years. Previously he has worked for Nickelodeon for 6 years and various other MTV channels. He has always been interested in animation and 3D graphics. He eagerly awaits the next generation of software and hardware to punch out exciting new graphics. He created the short animation films, Barry and My Ma and Me are Cops to add to his new internet portal, DUH!, a unique collection of short films.

When I first saw CrazyTalk at Siggraph 2005, I found it quite impressive but I had no need for it. That was until I had to make a pumpkin speak for a Halloween promo. The amazing CrazyTalk software saved my ass and worked like butter. It is truly an amazing piece of software that has no equal. Then I realized that I could use this software for my own personal productions. Until CrazyTalk, the most difficult aspect of creating my animations was the lip sync. It was tedious, labor intensive drudgery that I despised but CrazyTalk changed all that. Not only did it solve the lip-sync problem but the array of pre-set emotions allowed me to take my characters into a new dimension. Emotions! I never could have imagined that it would be possible. My characters had personality and it was wonder bar.

My current productions Barry and My Ma and Me are Cops depend 100% on the abilities of CrazyTalk. I usually create three episodes at a time. So I audio record a batch of my characters' voices...the character Ma and Barry and others. Then I must convert the file into a wave format...then I have a Barry face and a Ma face with a green screen background...I pop in the audio and get the face to conform to the specific audio dialog and then end various emotion pre-sets to go with the dialog....then the file is outputted to an avi format...copied to my Mac and then converted to a QuickTime movie and brought into Adobe After Effects, where I do the animation creation. Although, I think After Effects 7 will now bring in avi formats, so that would save a step.-- Eric Rosner

 
     
 


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<font color="#CCCCCC" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"> <p><CrazyTalk is an innovative and easy-to-use software tool for creating animated talking messages from any still digital image or digital photo. Images are brought to life by morphing and appearing to lip-synch with recordings of your own voice, imported audio files or text messages. Messages can be sent as animated greetings cards, instant talking messages, sent as talking email or as an interactive web assitant or virtual host></p> <a class="link_ct" href="http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/ct_gallery.asp"><View our Talking Image Gallery></a> <a class="link_ct" href="http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/download.asp"><Download free trial of CrazyTalk Home Edition or CrazyTalk Web Edition></a><br> <a class="link_ct" href="http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/ct_features.asp"><View the CrazyTalk features which help to make your images talk by morphing and lip-syncing></a><br> <a class="link_ct" href="http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/ct_showcase.asp"><View the CrazyTalk Showcase which shows examples of how CrazyTalk can be used as an interactive host on your web site></a> <p><CrazyTalk Web Edition has all the features of the Home Edition with the addition of being able to create interactive talking content for your web site. Talking messages can be exported using .wmv & .rm streaming media formats which can be directly published on your website or imported into tools like FlashMX. For truly interactive content the ActiveX web player can be controlled by JavaScript giving you the ability to react to user driven events.> </p>