Whatever your ethnicity, it’s probably not too far off from that of Julie, the Sitepal avatar some fun folks at Rebuild Houston have been using to narrate a series of videos demonstrating how to look up and recalculate the new drainage fee on your property using the city’s Drainage Utility Charge Viewer. Julie’s kinda like you — only maybe she moves and talks a little more stiltingly, and she probably wears more makeup. She’s probably also a little less concerned about the resulting monthly costs, or the imperviousness of the whole thing. Still, Julie’s a trooper: She appears to be standing in the middle of Buffalo Bayou, getting her own feet wet as she processes the script into remarkably natural-sounding speech, blinks occasionally, and convincingly wiggles her lips to the words.
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Julie — minus that custom Downtown background — is easily available to narrate your own videos and web content too, smiling all the while. Sitepal provides hundreds of other 3D Photofaces ready to say whatever you want them to say, for a small monthly fee. And yes, custom 3D Photofaces just like her can be created from any photo you upload.
- Rebuild Houston Support [YouTube]
- Rebuild Houston [COH]
- SitePal Launches 3D Photoface [SitePal]
- Protest Your Drainage Fee Via The World’s Most Boring How-To Video [Hair Balls]
- Previously on Swamplot: Mayor Parker: Fee-Free Impervious Slabs for Everybody!, Parker: Houston Lots Much Bigger Than We Thought
Video: Rebuild Houston