Hiya,


These two topics being discussed in this post are very similar. Let me explain.


As you know, for a while, I have been discussing what to make for my #100th video on YouTube. I spoke to our iPhone App Dev, Koh Jing Yu, and he suggested an idea. If you go back through the posts below a little way, you will find out just what he suggested, and that is exactly what I did. So a bit of hunting for you eager fans! I know we are a few off 100 yet, but it doesn't hurt to be ready, the 100th video is ready. We actually have about 91-2 videos, except some of them are private until their official release date e.g. the special features. But don't threat they are coming soon.


Now onto Mung, Mung is a new mongoose I have created, especially for the #100th video, and he is a relative of one of the mongeese in  movie one. I did intend for him to be this certain character from movie one, except, I had a problem with the voicing - so made him a relative instead. Not even Picture Meerkat knows what I am on about, so I'm not giving it away yet, unless you have guessed. You will find out soon, when we hit 100 videos on YouTube! It also features a scene from one of the two current movies - this 'Mung' is standing on the set.


Onto Lip Sync, yes, even this is related to #100. For #100, I decided to do some experimenting. I know it isn't ideal, but I wanted to see if there was a way we could make the movies more realistic. So Mung actually speaks! How? Well, I zoomed in on my mouth, and recorded my mouth saying the words. Masked it, fitted it, altered it and added it, and it doesn't look perfect, but it isn't bad for our first attempt.


I can't wait for you to see the video :)


Animator Meerkat
 


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