A new AI-driven service called Deep Nostalgia from online genealogy company MyHeritage and using technology licensed from Israeli firm D-ID can animates portrait photos to create passable but fairly creepy fake video clips. It uses pre-recorded driver videos of facial movements and applies the one that best suits the image being manipulated. Users upload a still from where an automated process animates it and produces a GIF. It can only do this for single head and shoulders images and can only animate faces. If you give it a go and like the results, send them over and we’ll create a gallery.
VFX artist spills the beans on how it’s done
This Unilad video on Facebook by a young Canadian VFX artist gives us a great behind-the-scenes look at how he created four simple but effective illusions using compositing software, some of it free and open source.
Vevo uses AI to get viewers in the mood for ads
Moods is a new ad-focused AI tool from Vevo that has been created to group videos based on the emotions they represent. The aim is to help ad recall and brand favourability by creating more memorable overall experiences for viewers. Co-developer, music data company Musixmatch, score and label videos based on their energy and tone, […]