A more highly evolved life-form laments the passing of nature.
Created in 1997, this could be the world’s first automated drama.  Artificial actors composed both their own voices and the movement of their lips from nothing but a written script.  They decided themselves where to look, based on their spatial awareness of other actors and the audience.  They made up their own facial expressions too, by combining automated feelings about who or what they were looking at with an emotive awareness of words they said and heard.

Like a human actor, all they needed to perform was a written script, some basic blocking, and some cues to switch costume.  Oh. yeah, and I had to write the notes for the song, but most human actors need that too.       




NOTE: the jumpy, quick movements of these characters occur because the modern computer they are playing on calculates their responses much faster than the old computer they were designed on -- an interesting parallel to the jumpy quickness of real people in silent B&W films playing in faster modern projectors.


(sorry, runs on PC’s only - this was from before my conversion)
i just wanna be
natural