Big Stage Hits The iPhone

Los Angeles-based Big Stage Entertainment, a venture-backed startup developing 3D animation technology used to create avatars, said this morning that the firm has created a new application which works on the Apple iPhone. According to Big Stage, its iStage software, which allows users to create photo-realistic avatars, allows users of the iPhone to create a realistic, animated 3-D model of their face in minutes, and insert that into branded content. The firm said that users can also post and share that content to Facebook, MySpace, or via email. Big Stage explained that the application will first be applied to a mobile campaign with Lionsgate for the movie "The Spirit." Big Stage is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Selby Ventures and the Tech Coast Angels.