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Victor Nguyencreate talking stills?
by on May 11, 2011 at 12:08:34 am

I use to have crazy talk, which let me turn any face picture into a talking animation. But since my computer crash, my mom will not let me add any extra program to the computers.

So now all I have is after effect and the default plug in. Do you guys have any idea to create talking still.I'm thinking of using split for the mouth talking effect. Also I think meshwarp or puppet tool would work?
please see this video to understand what crazy talk can do and what I'm trying to achieve






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Joseph W. BourkeRe: create talking stills?
by on May 11, 2011 at 12:16:07 pm

Victor -

I think you might be able to do it with AE, but CrazyTalk (which I use) is far and away a more simple, and nuanced choice. All of the expressions and movements which are so easy to build in CrazyTalk would have to be built keyframe by keyframe in After Effects. Convince your mom to let you have CT on there - it doesn't cause any problems.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Dave LaRondeRe: create talking stills?
by on May 11, 2011 at 3:15:43 pm

You'll no doubt get the reference, Joe...

Is it time to resurrect the old Clutch Cargo trick on this?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: create talking stills?
by on May 11, 2011 at 10:45:55 pm

I think Spinner and Paddlefoot are under license to Disney now, and you can't use that effect. Actually, I've used that feathered mask effect in the past (although I shouldn't admit it), and if cheese is what you're after, it accomplishes it perfectly! Thanks for reminding me of that, Dave. I'll have to keep it on my list of "effects I shouldn't use, but somehow can't resist".

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Walter SoykaRe: create talking stills?
by on May 11, 2011 at 10:50:58 pm

[Dave LaRonde] "Is it time to resurrect the old Clutch Cargo trick on this?"

Nice.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
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Victor NguyenRe: create talking stills?
by on May 12, 2011 at 12:54:34 am

the what?


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Walter SoykaRe: create talking stills?
by on May 12, 2011 at 3:56:31 pm

Clutch Cargo was an animated series that used live action instead of hand-drawn animation for effects. For speech, they used footage of people's mouths moving, feathered over the hand-drawn animation. It was far faster and cheaper than manually drawing the lip sync one cel at a time.

I'd imagine you could find a clip on YouTube.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


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