We have to articulate ourselves. Otherwise we would be cows in the field
June 20, 2018 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Couldn't your indie film use a touch of Werner Herzog? Well, the folks at Truthteller think all filmmakers, regardless of their status, should have the chance to work with The Master, so they developed WernAcular (Vimeo), a highly sophisticated speech synthesizer that analyses your voice and turns it into Werner Herzog’s. The WernAcular audio plug-in was released in early April.
posted by kristi (15 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
Hahaha. YES. Time to revolutionize my voicemail.
posted by snuffleupagus at 10:00 AM on June 20, 2018 [1 favorite]

And we in comparison to the articulate depression and curmudgeonliness of this filmmaker - Uh, we in comparison to that enormous articulation - we only sound and look like badly spelled and half-finished sentences out of a stupid YouTube comments section.
posted by J.K. Seazer at 10:39 AM on June 20, 2018

That's hilarious - I have several filmmaker friends who would LOVE to use this...

[Spoiler alert:] I was going to say 'this would be a great April Fool stunt' and then I clicked through to the source site...
posted by PhineasGage at 10:39 AM on June 20, 2018

"But why?"
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:42 AM on June 20, 2018

Not as far fetched as you might think.

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posted by smcameron at 10:52 AM on June 20, 2018

Just ask him nicely, he will narrate your film for you himself.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:07 AM on June 20, 2018

We truly live in the future.

Edit: I hate you all.
posted by RolandOfEld at 11:24 AM on June 20, 2018 [2 favorites]

I was pretty sure this was a joke already, but they should call themselves LieTellers.
posted by JHarris at 11:31 AM on June 20, 2018

Well that was an excitement/disappointment roller-coaster ... so thanks?

So now I'm listening to Paul F Tompkins doing his Werner Hertzog (this is a good one) and feeling pretty good about it.
posted by Infracanophile at 11:43 AM on June 20, 2018 [4 favorites]

Don't we all want a big red drama knob, really?
posted by Pronoiac at 12:22 PM on June 20, 2018 [2 favorites]

I only want a drama knob that turns down, to like below zero.
posted by GhostRider at 12:51 PM on June 20, 2018

early April đź‘€
posted by ouke at 1:52 PM on June 20, 2018 [1 favorite]

One of his lesser-known works, Werner Herzog reads Curious George.
posted by JohnFromGR at 2:01 PM on June 20, 2018 [1 favorite]

Werner Herzog reads Curious George.

That got me excited as the original George books are utterly bizarre (at least to me - that first one has George allowed to smoke cigars). Sadly not the real Herzog reading. I'd definitely pay money for certain books to be read by Herzog though. The original Thomas the Tank Engine books for instance. Or maybe his Encyclopedia Brown readings would bring out the inherent rot at the core of the American Dream?
posted by Ashwagandha at 5:07 PM on June 20, 2018 [1 favorite]

I found the parodied Werner Herzog children’s literature readings delightful.

In addition to Curious George:

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
Twas the Night before Christmas
Where’s Waldo

Thanks to RyanIverson for creating these and thanks to JohnFromGR for pointing me to them.
posted by marsha56 at 3:15 AM on June 21, 2018

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