Sunday, March 27, 2011

this could be big

or maybe just a passing fad.



xtranormal

Do you know about it?
Do you like cartoons or animated clips?

This service allows members to create cartoon clips online. It’s fun and somebody might even find it entertaining. Of course, some will say it’s just stupid and a waste of time. Those people probably have stopped reading this post by now.

I know it’s been out for months now, but I just noticed it being promoted on youtube. I think the youtube crowd will love it. Bloggers should use it.

I joined last week and have published my first clip. This thing is rising in popularity. I have already seen it used to make TV ads for GEICO. It's not completely free but when you join you get enough credits to create a video.

The application works completely online. Nothing to download. Basically you provide a dialog for the cartoon characters to speak. It does a text-to-speech to create the audio. For my first attempt I used an old blog post of mine.




Here's another one that is much better and funnier than my first one.

18 comments:

CaliforniaGirl500 said...

Well, I watched them both. Your dialog on the second attempt is amusingly sarcastic. it's the robotic delivery of the characters which kept me from screaming although I was repeating it (the dialog) in my head in a bitchy tone so as to get the full effect.

KnowwhatImean?

lisleman said...

thanks - I should point out the second one was NOT done by me.

Kristina P. said...

I love it! I need to make these videos. They seem right up my alley.

CaliforniaGirl500 said...

Well now I just feel stupid or, maybe like that annoying blonde character?

Bearmancartoons said...

How come the mom never looks the other in her face..haha

lisleman said...

no don't I failed to make it clear in what I wrote. I'm just glad you watched both of them. But if you make an annoying blonde character clip, I'll watch it. thanks

lisleman said...

oh and they even have some background of alleys. thanks

lisleman said...

EXCUSE ME - Short important announcement -
Of the two clips in the above post, I only created the first one. HOWEVER, I have a few youtube clips for your viewing pleasure please check the following page:
http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/p/playing-around.html
Ok you may now return to your regular commenting.

greeneyedmomster said...

You are very talented. I'm sorry that I've been a stranger here. I think about you often. I wish I had more time to visit you here.

Thanks for visiting me today. Loved hearing from you today. Means a LOT to me!!

LizC, Eternal Lizdom said...

Your little automated peeps have some sweet dance moves!!

That second one I've seen make the rounds- there is another one that is similar but longer and the sad thing is I think it's all taken directly from online forum discussions. Moms are mean!!

oceangirl415 said...

Great job. I really love the way she does the twist. What did you text to make him burp?

debbie_suburbsanity said...

This is the first I've heard of this! I love them!

lisleman said...

the burp was a sound effect you can add. I need to be careful not to add too many because it's easy to get carried away and just end up constant sound effects. Thanks for noticing.

lisleman said...

Many people can be mean. I wouldn't know if moms are particular worst than other groups. If that dialog was a real exchange it would not have lasted that long with me. thanks

lisleman said...

thanks - don't worry about visits, of course I like that you do but people do have more important things going on in RL. I think it's great that you did NOT give up on your blog. I think slowing down with it is fine. When bloggers just walk away it reminds me of Forrest Gump.
http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-forrest-blog.html

Jene said...

I really enjoy those videos. A good way to kill a lot of time, for sure.

Sweet dance moves!

Jillsy Girl said...

that looks like it would be a fun program to play around with!

lisleman said...

I think the key is a good script. I'm going to try a few more but it's always fun to learn something new. thanks.

Featured Post

easy cheat post

lighten up watch a slideshow