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Turn Your Videos into Cartoons with Cartoonatic

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nah, it’s just cartoon Chris, and if you don’t understand the pop culture reference at the very beginning of this video, you’re probably too young to be online without adult supervision.

But you’re NOT too young to play around with this fun video app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad 2 – despite its various shortcomings. The basic version is free. Spend a whopping .99¢ and you can unlock more video modes and a still shot mode (and all the filtering happens in real-time).

Yeah, you probably won’t use it every day – but if you’re looking for something different and fun to do with that iOS camera of yours, this might be it.

Being able to preview your effects in real-time while recording video allows you to adjust the filters and settings so that your subject looks exactly how you picture it in your mind’s eye. You can add soundtracks and then share what you created with the world via most social networks – right from inside the app itself.

Cartoonatic has a ton of fun features, including:

  • 9 video effects, created by cartoon artists
  • Amazing hand draw interface
  • Intuitive navigation
  • Live preview of video effects
  • One tap switch between effects
  • 5 built-in soundtracks
  • Possibility to add music from your iPod
  • Possibility to speed up videos to make them even funnier

When I attempted to send the video via MMS and email, the audio wasn’t attached. I had to go through a long process in order to attach the sound to the video. Hopefully a future update (not TOO distant future, at that) will include a fix for this issue.

Be forewarned: the video resolution is dinky by today’s standards, and there seems to be a problem in exporting the video with audio attached once it’s saved to your camera’s roll. Moreover, where’s the DropBox support?!

Despite the fact that the resolution is small, I’m having a lot of fun with this app. That, my friends, is what it’s all about.

The [Ultimate] Oatmeal Recipe

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Matt Inman didn’t come to Gnomedex to discuss baking. He wasn’t explaining how his mom fixed his breakfast. He stood before us on the big stage to tell us his recipe for success. Matt IS The Oatmeal. His cartoons and quizzes are legendary. His is a story of passion and dedication, of laughter and late nights, and of skyrocketing over the top of that “other” type of oatmeal within a Google search. This, my friends, is the stuff dreams are made of. Meeting Matt in person and realizing what a fun and humble person he is just adds the proverbial icing to the cake – or would that be on the cookies?

27 year old Matt Inman draws, sketches and codes his way to a successful business making people laugh. His site, receiving more than four million unique hits per month, was recently named in Time Magazine’s Top Blogs of 2010.

Behind his wit and unassuming presence, Matt has a powerful story about his journey and how social media played a role in his success. His experience includes co-founder of SEOmoz,and founder and creator of an online dating website which he later sold, Mingle2 (the entire site from concept to launch was built in only 66.5 hours). He now focuses his energies full time on The Oatmeal.

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Have You Ever Wanted to Animate Your own Cartoon?

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My friend Duncan Riley posted a link on his FriendFeed yesterday, and I had to check it out. The link said that you could build your own cartoon. I love cartoons, and I love trying to create new things, so this works perfectly! You can simply drag and drop… edit… and go! With GoAnimate, there’s nothing to install. It’s all done online. Create and share your animation in just minutes.

GoAnimate can do loads of stuff! While we do our best to make it easy to use, it is always hard to pack so many features onto a computer screen and make it easy for say a chiwawa with its legs attached behind its back to use. Whether you have trouble creating animations or you want to learn about the more advanced features of the application, this page is the place to be!

You can use any of their hundreds of pre-installed images, or upload your own. There are cool backgrounds, sounds, and of course animations you can edit and change. Create your comics, share them with your friends, and build a fan base for your work. At this point, you can even embed your cartoons.

I’ve never seen something quite like this before. It’s pretty powerful stuff, and tons of fun. Be sure and share with all of us whatever you create!


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How to Turn Yourself into a Cartoon

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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Have you ever wanted to be a cartoon? Wouldn’t it be great to live in cartoon-land? Well, now you can… even if it is just in pictures.

At befunky.com you can turn yourself, your friends, or any picture of your choosing into a cartoon! There are two separate parts of this great site. The “Cartoonizer” is where the user re-creates images/videos by turning them into digital paintings, cartoons and comics in just a few seconds without downloading any tool. The second one was Uvatar (coming from avatar where u represents “You”) which features an exact illustrated representation of its owner, including facial expressions!

Right now, Befunky is still in testing phase. You can join for free and help test by entering your email, and receiving an invite. Try it out! With just a few mouse clicks, you too can be a cartoon.

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