About this project
dodl.es’ mobile app offers easy animation with collaboration, leading to incredible new opportunities for creative expression!
Users can rapidly create animated scenes using their own content or by mixing, matching and tweaking animated characters and content created by others.
Over the past decade, social media has evolved from text-based posts, emojis, and photos to more visually engaging memes, video with overlays and digital drawings to provide users with the ability to express themselves more creatively than ever before. dodl.es will fuel the next big leap in self-expression, removing the barriers for digital drawing, animation, and collaboration over social media.
In today’s fast-paced digital world, there is increasing demand for visual communication in order to stand out. Animation is at the forefront of effective communication and expression but has historically been a time-consuming, technical process. dodl.es has simplified this process to help users create impressive animations faster than ever.
By leveraging the creative content of others through dodl.es' open marketplace, users can produce animated stories (or “dodles”) without requiring drawing or animation skills. The user simply searches for pre-animated characters, objects, and scenes they want to add to their dodle, and selects licensed assets to tweak, if necessary. Users can then quickly develop a dodle, visually directing these assets by selecting actions and recording audio for characters to lip sync to.
dodl.es is positioning itself as an advocate for creators by offering new revenue streams for those publishing animated stories and those wanting to license scenes, objects, characters, sound effects, music, and voice acting, while also protecting their intellectual property.
The groundbreaking animation techniques within dodl.es revolutionize the process of creating animated messages, memes, interactive comics, stories, games and more. The capabilities of the app appeal to both the casual hobbyist looking to create the next viral meme as well as the serious professional seeking to produce interactive advertising more efficiently.
We put dodl.es to the test and let you be the judge.
Craig Doriot has worked hard to overcome the challenges of autism and believes dodl.es will be a tool that helps those on the spectrum build effective outlets for their incredible gifts. It will help them forge careers without being hindered by the social stresses that leads to underemployment.
dodl.es is engaging creators, artists, and fans through participation at popular comic cons including the recent & upcoming exhibits at Wondercon (april 2017, Anaheim, CA), C2E2 (April 2017, Chicago, IL), Wizard World Minneapolis (May 2017), and Comicpalooza (May 2017).
We've begun receiving some positive press:
We had a lot of positive reactions at the shows from people checking out the app, so we started to record a few of them:
https://www.facebook.com/dodles/videos/vb.562729740535601/896131517195420/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/dodles/videos/vb.562729740535601/898150590326846/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/dodles/videos/pcb.898229076985664/898228950319010/?type=3&theater
Beyond the "regulars" above, please check out our staff page to see the other 25+ significant contributors to this project.
Risks and challenges
The physical rewards have been worked out in advance, so we foresee no risks to delivery.
dodl.es is a technology solution that is about 80% complete for beta launch but relies on the availability of its technology staff and additional funding, though it can reduce plans short to hit deadlines if necessary.
Craig Doriot has a strong history of building successful tech startups from initial idea to sale (co-founder of Yupi who sold to Microsoft and Loansifter who sold to Optimal Blue).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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