Conan-style Video Mashups with Mashface
Montreal’s Xtranormal was one of five Canadian companies that presented at DEMO 08 back in January, where their character animation software won a DEMOgod award. That technology is still in closed beta, but they’ve launched Mashface, a similar but tangental mashup app that focuses on the fun and silly. Like those segments on Late Night with Conan O’Brian, Mashface allows you overlay moving lips and audio on top of a picture, and saves it as an embedable flash movie. The gag that once required a blue screen and production grade compositing equipment can now be achieved through your web browser with a web cam. A selection of celebrity and politician pictures are available, along with gag sound effects, or you can use your own.
I encourage Techvibes readers to try it out, make something funny, and post a link in the comments here. Suggested theme: Canadian Federal Election.