Conan-style Video Mashups with Mashface

Posted by Greg Andrews

Mashface LogoMontreal'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.

Company:
Xtranormal Technology Inc.
Website:
http://www.xtranormal.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people. Everyone watches movies and we believe everyone can make movies. Movie-making, short and long, online and on-screen, private and public, will be the most important communications process of the 21st century. Our revolutionary approach to movie-making builds on an almost universally held skill—typing. You type something; we turn it into a movie. On the... more


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Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews is a Writer and Web Developer and for Techvibes. Born and raised in Edmonton, Greg was blogging about his high school drama long before it was fashionable. In the Spring of 2007, half a year out of school, Greg moved to Vancouver in search of interesting technology and the Canadian dream. His personal sites are gregcorp.com and miscellani.ca. Photo by kk+ more



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