Things have changed a bit over the last week or so. I decided that instead of generic faces or character archetypes, I will be mapping 8 students from PNCA, as well as incorporating their voices. I’m having each student sing a single note, and have asked some of them to recite little phrases like “hurry up!” which I can animate so that they seem impatient with the conductor. Here’s a rough test of a character block, combined with a real person’s voice.
I think basing these blocks off of students at this school is more meaningful and closer to home than using generic faces and synthesizers.