An online experience around the famous "j'ai 8 secondes" (I've got 8 seconds) brand catch line.
Using Flash technology and a Text-To-Speach online service from Acapela, we created a unique experience involving the user as the main actor of the story. He was invited to upload a picture of his face and write a sentence that had to be the end of the catch line "I've got 8 seconds to tell you...". The Text-To-Speach service converted the complete sentence as a sound that was used in a final animation involving the character (that had the face of the user). The animation was finaly able to be sent over email or shared on social networks.
The base character was a pre-rendered video, the face of the user was mapped on a real time 3D face model and the orientation was calculated from the real character's face position. I also applied a transformation filter on the face mapping based on the voice amplitude in order to synchronize the character's mouth with the sound.