We were recently given a brief that really got us thinking. “how can we inject something really unique and attention grabbing to our e-event, which really wow’s our audiences?”

So we got our heads together and came up with a real head turner. We created an animated explainer film, with an animated character setting the scene, describing the issues and some of the dilemmas to be covered during the webinar.

Animating characters can be time consuming, so instead, we rigged an electronic puppet to respond to a live performance. The character was mapped to a human face on a webcam, so when they spoke, hands, eyes lips, hair and body movements were all copied – in real time! This character can also be used to respond to live audience QA’s on video calls like Zoom or even live events!

Not only is live animation really entertaining, it’s also really sticky. What’s more, as the character responds to a live performance, it’s surprisingly a cost effective way to animate speech and movement. Not only is it original and fun, but it can be achieved within modest budgets as well.