by Iain on October 26, 2007
There’s been mutterings of recyou.jp around for a few days.
It’s a very slick Japanese flash site for Sony Walkman. It’s quite hard to navigate your way through it, I managed by trial and error rather than a knowledge of Japanese. Basically you can upload a photo and it animates you in time with music. Your animated head can then be used / displayed in various ways.
Here’s my RecYou head:
It was made from this photo (just this one photo, no other information at all – that’s the amazing bit):
Pretty damn impressive technology and the site’s got some very slick presentation. I can’t really comment on whether I think it works from a communications perspective because of the language and culture gap. Here’s a video showing what they’re doing in terms of guerrilla projections.
That music really does my head in though…
My suspicion is that it’ll win a few awards for it’s craft and technical wowness.