The Making Of Talkbot

Making Talkbot feels like something from the future even though the process in this video is less elaborate than the one outlined in this earlier post. I love that I’m able to work with most anyone, in real-time, in an amazing world where you can create just about anything you want – even goofy robots that love to curse.

The example Talkbot episode in this video is “Back To Normal” from yesterday. The embeded video is 1280 x 720 so if you put it in fullscreen mode you’ll be able to see all of the details. I’ll warn you that the video is nearly 37 minutes long (and 275MB) as many sections are of me working things out in real time. It’s also about as simple an episode as we can make and it actually took about an hour and a half to create. What was cut out was some of the story brainstorming, reworking one of Lifal’s lines of dialog, music selection and lots of progress bars and app launching.

Links to software and services used:
Open Atrium
Final Cut Studio
AT&T Text-to-Speech demo
Second Life