CHOPS and Assoc. Live Animation Channel

CHOPS and Assoc. Live Animation Channel


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    Talking Portrait of Thomas Edison 01:19

    Talking Portrait of Thomas Edison

    by chopsnet (7/2/08) 604 views

    Using Live Animation technology, we bring an old B/W photo to life, where Edison tells a joke and has a laugh on the pompous and stuffy professors of the world. This technique is done with Gary Jesch's Digital Puppeteer Live Animation system from a laptop and is created in about 15 minutes.

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    Demonstrating the "Nixon Effect"

    by chopsnet (6/21/08) 146 views

    Here is a fun clip showing how the Digital Puppeteer system can be used to animate any professional portrait - well, almost any. In this video, I'm using CHOPS' mouth with the Nixon skin painted on it, and the portrait is an overlay with a hole in it. The audio is a short recording of Nixon's resignation speech. It also works well with my voice running the lip sync. Animation by Gary Jesch in about an hour, including set-up, recording, editing, uploading and everything.

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    "My Fish People" - An Adventurous Animation

    by chopsnet (6/18/08) 671 views

    Our new show, "My Fish People" is produced completely using live animation technology, where two people are connected to computers and interact with each other in real time. For more information, visit Created by Gary Jesch with Dana Stamos, Tom Knight and Steve Gray.

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    "In the KNOW" - Featuring Virtual Libby and Her Guest

    by chopsnet (6/16/08) 109 views

    Virtual Libby hosts "Squeeze," the new interactive mascot for the McDermont Field House in Lindsay, CA. Squeeze demonstrates some of his abilities and talks about the new field house opening this summer in the central California town of Lindsay, about 45 minutes south of Fresno. Created by Gary Jesch of CHOPS & Assoc. Live Animation in real time using the "Digital Puppeteer."

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    "Squeeze" Shows Face at McDermont Field House

    by chopsnet (6/16/08) 374 views

    "Squeeze" a new interactive animated mascot, shows his work at the McDermont Field House in Lindsay, CA. The Field House is a huge family recreation center in central California, about a half-hour south of Fresno. "Squeeze's" job is to meet and greet visitors, help them with directions and give them ideas about what the facility has to offer. Squeeze is the creation of Gary Jesch and Tom Knight, working with Jaren Fisher of the City of Lindsay, which is building the Field House.

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    CHOPS' Live Animation at IAAPA 2007 02:44

    CHOPS' Live Animation at IAAPA 2007

    by chopsnet (6/16/08) 257 views

    Gary "CHOPS" Jesch demonstrates his live animation technology to a reporter from Orange TV at the IAAPA tradeshow for the theme park industry in Orlando, FL. The technology is real-time animation software that runs on a high-end laptop and creates characters that can speak with the audience, listen to them and comment back without any delays, in a completely interactive format. CHOPS & Assoc. creates characters and also sells systems to companies and theme parks, in addition to doing short-term performances for event marketing. More info is at and