Hollywood-based Flixor has no customers yet, but CEO Blake Senftner said the company is in advanced negotiations with a television network to offer paid digital merchandise, which would see fans insert their faces into clips of their favorite show. The Flixor system is pretty neat because unlike in ElfYourself-type videos, where inserted faces are static, Flixor effectively wraps a 3-D version of the face around the head it’s replacing. The result is a somewhat eery, animated lookalike.
Senftner isn’t an intellectual property fiend, he just wants to use his technology. Flixor has four founders as well as a dozen contractors, and has been self-funded by Senftner, who is running out of savings. “We’re at a point now where the technology is fully developed and ready to go into the marketplace,” he said today. “I think it would be a real shame if what we have never gets out in public, because it’s fun.”
If you want to try out the Flixor technology to insert yourself into a Christina Aguilera video, go to http://rnd.flixor.com/, click on “I Agree,” and offer these credentials: access code: mobilityPR_2; password: LennonLives. This will only work for 10 people.