Finding SOMETHING to DO Animation

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    Jul 02, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    OK, my first attempt at turning a story I wrote in a book into an animation. Check it out. Link below in case embed doesn't play. I made it unlisted but can share the link. Not sure embed still works though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txnBttQS6KA

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    Jul 02, 2011 9:20 PM GMT
    "This video is private." icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 02, 2011 9:25 PM GMT
    paulflexes said"This video is private." icon_sad.gif


    Oh shoot. Let me unprivate it.
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    Jul 02, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    de ja vu icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 02, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    Guy just needs to off his self already.
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    Jul 02, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidGuy just needs to off his self already.
    You might benefit from some reading and comprehension lessons.
    That story is an autobiography of Vic's life.
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    Jul 02, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    I read/listened to Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar using the female Microsoft text-to-speech voice. It was awesome. That voice will always be quirky Sylvia Plath's voice to me.
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    Jul 02, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    Yeah, my one dislike is the monotoneness of Text to Speech voices. Adding pauses here and there makes it better. But you only can do so much. I think this story is much better read than put into an animation. Just tried to give it a shot.
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    Jul 03, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidYeah, my one dislike is the monotoneness of Text to Speech voices. Adding pauses here and there makes it better. But you only can do so much. I think this story is much better read than put into an animation. Just tried to give it a shot.
    Eventually they'll have the technology to sample/record just a tiny bit of your voice and accurately reproduce your spoken sound across the entire voice range in text2voice programs.
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    Jul 03, 2011 4:16 AM GMT
    So I need to ask, what do you like and what do you not like about this? Did the voice interfere with the text, or did you laugh at all, feel sad at all. Again, it's a better story just read.
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    Jul 03, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    A lot of it is kinda parallel to my life experiences...all the way from working in grungy factories to making a good chunk of my living with a camera...and staying single as much as possible. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 03, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
    The voice was a big distraction for me, but saying that, I watched the whole thing.
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    Jul 03, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    Hokenshi saidThe voice was a big distraction for me, but saying that, I watched the whole thing.


    Yeah, it seems like for computer-generated Text to Speech voices you can take them in short spurts, not full long sentences. Pausing seems to help.

    There are several male voices, might try two others I've narrowed it down to. One is a smoother British voice, other is kind of a soft self-degrading male voice, which may work for this.