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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1103  Thursday, 21 December 2006

From: 		John Mahon <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 15:26:40 -0500
Subject: 17.1094 CGI Shakespeare
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.1094 CGI Shakespeare

<http://uk.gizmodo.com/2006/12/14/shakespeare_tests_computer_gen.html>

>Antony's "all is lost" soliloquy from A&C (4.12) has been rendered by
>CGI (computer-generated imaging) artists to challenge their skills with
>dramatic characters and in particular facial expressions.  Here's the
>Gizmodo-UK squib, which links to the 2:12 YouTube video.  I thought the
>scene too dark (probably covers errors well) but Antony's movement,
>though limited, was realistic.  I guess the speech was not 
machine-generated
>but I didn't recognize the actor.

Thanks, Al, for sharing this link. It seemed to me that the figure was 
obviously computer-generated-particularly disconcerting were his hands, 
too large, whenever he moved them, for the rest of him. I would assume 
that the voice is also machine-generated: the "realism" of some of the 
voices one encounters on telephone calls suggests that this Antony's voice 
is as machine-generated as the rest of him. My, but he speaks slowly!

Thanks again,
John Mahon
Iona College/The Shakespeare Newsletter

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