All the World’s a Stage and You’re a Player In It… – Repost by Jonathan Strietzel

Posted by Jonny on November 5th, 2008
Can’t get enough of karaoke? Like to take space in the spotlight? Possessed by a pathological need to put yourself across?

Big Stage Entertainment’s new service could be a bit of fun for you, as it lets you pop self-made animated 3D performances into your Facebook or MySpace profile.

Phil Ressler, Big Stage Entertainment CEO said, “Big Stage Entertainment is making complex 3D modeling technology accessible for everyone to create a realistic, animated facial clone of themselves for the very first time.” is a website where anyone can create a free, animated 3D “Digital You” for instant projection into the online landscape. Click across to the site and you’re promised tools to use to easily create a sophisticated, animated, 3D model of your face using only one to three photos taken with a digital camera.

Called an @ctor, The Digital You can be customized with accessories and then inserted into a growing selection of movie scenes, TV clips, music videos, virtual worlds, social networks, still images, video games, advertisements and more to share with friends, family and colleagues – here’s a video that tries to explain a little about this:

Users must install the Big Stage Media Player to create and see these creations. Once the player is installed, @ctors can be styled with hair, eyeglasses, hats and clothing, and can be projected into social networks, online communities, video clips, backgrounds, still images, greetings and more – including YouTube clips. users are required to install the free Big Stage Media Player on their PC to experience System requirements are a PC running the Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Vista operating systems, as well as the Firefox 2+ or Internet Explorer 6+ Web browsers.

A Mac OS version of the Big Stage Media Player is planned but “not yet scheduled,” the company said.