Right then...I've begun the 3rd album (the follow-up to 'Speak For Yourself'). I'm going to write a more frequent blog as I did with the last one so you can keep an eye on me and make sure I'm not slacking! I wonder how it's gonna turn out? How exciting! You're very welcome to comment but please don't ask me questions on here or i'll never get any work done. You can email me with any questions you have and every month we'll pick 20 from the virtual 'hat' and post them. Send your questions to: igrill@imogenheap.com

Much much more to come! Love, fluv x i x Wheeeeee!!!


Click here and here to see 360s of my cosy studio in London where I wrote and recorded the last album "Speak for Yourself" xxx

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Re: Whizz Kid!

Hello you!
Getting there with the album... another blog in about a week. Thanks for all support and encouragement along the way. Really really helping me out there!

So..Yesterday morning I had an idea... does anyone fancy helping me out in creating a little webtoy/game thing?
If so..can you have a read below and see if you're still up for it? It's a mammoth task in the time we've got (xmas deadline).
If not... don't read on or it'll spoil the surprise! (I bet a lot of you read on anyway)

What I'd like to do is to get some kind of webpage up where people can upload photo's of their faces, voice and text into the space.
Plan is... basically, it's me dancing (very sillily!) about to one of the tracks off my new album either on stage/in garden or studio... but you can put your face on my animated body (slightly elf yourself with a few twists).
While I'm dancing the user presses a button to tell animated immi what to do.
I guess In the same way that if you were playing a drum loop and you hit a "fill" key (not that I would ever actually use anything like that in my music!).. the loop at the right moment would go into that drum fill then after a bar or two would go back into the original main loop.

So...User gets 1/2/3 scene choices (see what time permits!)


and occasionally Abigale (my 1950's motor!) will drive by in the background.

Choice of 3 outfits...

Something girly
Something DIY
something sporty

(again time)

Choice of accessories that I do various things with.

keytar/broom/mop/guitar - I just go fetch these and dance silly.
megaphone - I go get the megaphone and out comes the user's spoken audio. e.g. Happy christmas Jennie, Love you! or happy new year, love jack. Effected so it sounds like it's coming through a megaphone.
sparkler - the text the user types in become a message written by me as a sparker trail. Scene becomes dark while light from the sparkler creates illuminated message.

My mate Nick Stewart just came over this morning and filmed me doing all kinds of silly moves. He's going to start getting images together so they can be animated. What we need is a genius programmer (you??) to build the environment for all this to work in. Here's his showreel so you can see what he does.

We've worked together before. He lives in London.

Obviously this will all take time (and may be impossible in the short time we have) and some of you reading may do this as a job. I'm not expecting anyone to do this for free so if it feels right to choose you, we'll talk cash!

Please send all links to relevant, previous works created to whizzkid@imogenheap.com

Also... if this works out... i'm looking for someone more permanent to work with me on the new album campaign on various ideas from iphone apps to new website.

Cheers!!! Look forward to seeing what happens!

Lots of love
A very excited
immi xxx

posted by immi  # 3:13 AM 6 comments


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