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Finally, my favorite: “A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!” Love that it assumed the *horse* was the one gifted a kingdom… a perfectly reasonable interpretation of the quote.
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”
“Out, out damn spot” and “All that glitters is not gold”
Here are some quotes from Shakespeare, as imagined by a computer program. (Don’t have #dalle2, but these are from the still-quite-capable @midjourney) Starting with what the AI imagined for “Beware the Ides of March”
every time we prompt it, every time we pick our favorites, every time anyone uploads a new image anywhere on to the internet, it learns. It'll only get better from here. And to those concerned: It's a tool. Not inherently good or bad. It's up to the user to decide the way:
I also excluded some of the prompts that didn't turn out so well, like: Joe Penna with a pearl earring, by Vermeer Joe Penna, inside a kaleidoscope Joe Penna, as the Venus De Milo Joe Penna, as a wood carving
...and to anyone who may be thinking these are cherry-picked: Of course they are. The program creates 4 images at low resolution. You pick a couple for it to keep working on. Naturally, you always pick the best one (which teaches the program to do better in the future):
P.S. ALL of these pictures -- every single one, plus dozens of variants I'm not posting here -- were made in about 2 hours. Joe Penna. Is. Shooketh. (And the hair on his head is trying to stop his mind from exploding.) Go ahead AI, make that.
I'm frankly not sure I know what I really look like anymore.
Joe Penna, as superman / iron man / Disney prince / Pixar character
Joe Penna, neanderthalensis
Joe Penna, as divine as a goddess
Joe Penna, as beautiful as Brad Pitt / Marlon Brando / George Clooney, Charlize Theron
Joe Penna, in Game of Thrones/ Tron
Joe Penna, as a cave painting / stained glass / hyper-realistic charcoal drawing
Joe Penna, literally made of yarn
Joe Penna, in the Shroud of Turin
I'm still salty about you rejecting my application, @Abercrombie... especially after I had chiseled out my rock-hard 9.75-pack abs. Joe Penna, as an alien concept art / regular 3D render
Don't know what I was expecting for that last one there... --but I know what I'm expecting here: Joe Penna, as the Abercrombie & Fitch male model he always deserved to be
Yeah, I see me in there. Joe Penna, by DaVinci / Utamaro / Basquiat / Mondrian
Bit of a blend there. I could mess with the settings and get something closer to me. Joe Penna, watercolor / as Shrek / as Garfield
Okay, now it's just showing off... Joe Penna, by van Gogh
Are you kidding me?? Tough one: Joe Penna, by Pablo Picasso
Now we're talking... I'm impressed! Joe Penna, chiaroscuro
Nice job AI, but that was a pretty easy prompt. How about: Joe Penna, daguerreotype
All these people out here making BONAFIDE ART with #dalle2 and #MidjourneyAI -- ...but as soon as you get into it, you KNOW you're gonna check what the computer thinks *you* look like. ......which is what I did, right away. Buckle up, folks. This thread is gonna get wild.
Don't think I've ever shared this early concept art from STOWAWAY. If you haven't seen the film: SPOILERS BELOW! (by @RISE_VFX)
Okay, Shawshank is great… and this might be corny, but… Phantom of the Opera?
Needing a font for a script title page. What’s your favorite one?
These thumbnails also make it clear that @karengillan has a vendetta against @AnnaKendrick47. (@RileyStearns — we need to mediate)
If this is a compliment, then: Thank you @netflix 🥹 If this is a suggestion, then: COME ON@netflixX �Ze
When you jump-and-place a few sets of 64 blocks underneath you.…
This is it. This proves it. I’m famous now.…
To be clear: I'm talking about shooting with a pad around the image. For the very first frames, I wanted an uncut shot that spun 90º... but we couldn't get the giant spinny gimbal in there. So we shot with a massive pad around the image and "spun" it in post:
For THE NORTHMAN, as @SadHillDevan said, it could be that they had no choice because of how the shots came out. Or… it could be that they loved it, and were purposefully going for that look. Like with MR. ROBOT. A “mistake” early on ended up informing the look of the show:
We de-jittered around 250 shots in STOWAWAY. Indoor shoot. Fully custom set. Fully controllable. In ARCTIC, because we were dealing with the wind and the snow, we de-jittered👏nearly👏every👏shot. Even ones where the camera was on a tripod, becausIEL
You nod at your cinematographer. You both nod at your line producer (budget) and remember a battle you won long ago: You gave up on others things you really really wanted to get the: FANCY 8K CAMERA (to go along with the fancy 4-axis gimbal on the fancy 45-foot crane).
Not because you actually care about 8K… (@steveyedlin can back me up here — 8K doesn’t matter for most audiences) …but because you know you know ridiculously huge that 8K frame is, and you know you can fix the jitter in post.
Still… When you have @AnnaKendrick47 and @danieldaekim about to pass out because this is the fifth time I’m forcing them to do a shot upside down & wearing a 130-pound spacesuit… You end up not caring about a little jitter.
We knew where we were gonna be (to the inch) because we: 1) Were in a soundstage. 2) Had “shot” the whole thing with a custom video game that had our exact equipment / dimensions.
These cranes are really expensive because they come with special operators / need to be set up a day in advance / etc But they help you get lots of shots quickly because they can quickly zoom to many places on set, and get you a shot that’s as smooth as a Steadicam. Allegedly.
In the comments, people are wondering how common it is to shoot action scenes with these. Incredibly common. Assistant directors (keeper of the schedule) love it when a crane is booked for action sequences. Line producers (keeper of the budget)… kinda not so much.
I think I can provide some insight on this thread re: the stuttery camera in THE NORTHMAN (excellent film, highly recommend)…
You’re as qualified as anyone else to provide your own critique. Thank you for taking the time to write up your thoughts!…
or Dead Poets Society.
Blackout not doing so well today. Stumbling around, not cawing 😢 Trying to feed him every hour, on the hour. Dumped half a bag of nuts and cereal and mirrors in my front yard… but the crows are too busy having aerial battles with the local hawks. 🦅
(yes, you *do* have to ca-caw a bit, so he can eat)
Tried playing his call from a Bluetooth speaker on a loop. 🔊 (Adults ignored it.) Tried scattering shiny coins and mirrors around the yard. ✨ (Adults took the shiny things and ignored the baby.) Don’t wanna chance him out there for the night… so:q
Baby crow update: No rehabilitation centers or animal controls or vets or bird enthusiasts or anything around me would take a crow in… even after his brother didn’t make it. 🐧
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