James Earl Jones remains the voice of Darth Vader thanks to AI

At the ripe old age of 91, James Earl Jones has decided it’s time to retire and hand the job of voicing Darth Vader to AI technology to head off the possibility that Disney may replace him, as if that were possible. Ukrainian speech synthesis start-up Respeecher has already worked for Disney on the Star […]

Disney+ subscribers are enjoying a new eight-minute short film with a difference. While watching Remembering, viewers can use an iOS devices to scan a QR code on their TVs and watch additional content on the small screen. It’s a first for the home of the mouse. The film’s star Brie Larson, who is also the […]

Text-to-speech has been around for years, but quality limitations meant they were used primarily by voice assistants and chat bots. Developments in AI and deep learning now make it possible to create synthetic voices that have the prosody and pronunciation of human speech. Traditional voiceover and dubbing markets are predicated to generate a total of […]

Building work has begun on a new £70m+ studio complex in North Belfast. Studio Ulster, a partnership involving Belfast Harbour, Ulster University and NI Screen, with funding from the Belfast Region City Deal, is due to open on a site in the city’s Grant’s Park by 2024, The studios will offer facilities for the creation of film, […]

A piece of art created by Midjourney has won first prize in the Colorado State Fair’s fine art competition. Théâtre D’opéra Spatial (Space Opera Theatre), in which three women in flowing red and white robes are seen in a large baroque hall, won in the digitally manipulated photography category. Edmond de Belamy, a blurry portrait […]

The TikTok account darkside.ai, run by Milan Jaram Creations, has posted a set of rather unnerving images of characters from The Simpsons as real people created using Midjourney. Elsewhere, dark side.ai has asked the generative AI art tool to produce what it thinks SpongeBob SquarePants and South Park characters would look like in real life […]

Just over a year ago, American Cinematographer’s virtual production editor Noah Kadner offered relative newcomers to the field some words of advice, reproduced here in an edited form 1 – fix it in pre-production, not in post However unfamiliar and unappealing this inversion of workflows might at first seem, make as many of your creative […]