Gary Jesch, also known as "CHOPS," is a performance animation artist and character creater who has a unique way of attracting attention. He brings people and virtual characters together by combining several artistic disciplines, including acting, computer graphics and video production design. His shows offer something few people have ever experienced - interacting with a cartoon character that can see them, hear them and talk with them
Jesch created his Dancing Babies to bring out the inner child, capture hearts and bring smiles to faces. The Dancing Babies bring a novel and unusual element that invokes delight and curiosity. From video screens, the digital puppeteers can interact with attendees via the baby-avatars, who follow people with their eyes, and dance and play while they're drumming up the crowd.
A Visual Presenter turns a video screen into a traffic builder when it's used to show an interactive newscast or demonstration. The performers control the words and movements of the Visual Presenters as they give scripted or improvised newscasts infused with a company's marketing message.
Virtual Presenters attract attention and make a friendly first impression on prospective customers to tradeshow booths. At corporate meeting, the virtual presenter offers comic relief, ask the "hard questions" during the presentations, or serves as host and MC, bringing a novel and distinct element that inokes delight and curiosity. Marketing professionals can see how live animations help increase tradeshow traffic, provide lead generation, serve as corporate entertainment and create emotional moments that promote and stick in the audiences' mind.
About CHOPS & Assoc. Live Animation
Gary Jesch is a pioneer in performance animation, establishing CHOPS & Assoc. Live Animation in 1996. As the "man behind the curtain," he brings his virtual presenters to life, using real-time animation, motion capture and unusual video displays. Jesch creates custom characters in addition to performing at tradeshows, corporate special events and award ceremonies around the world.
The CHOPS website, www.chops.com