Transitioning to Filmmaking
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Published June 9, 2023
Exploring Generative AI for Animation and Visual Effects
A Conversation with VFX Artist and Advisor Ross Shain
As filmmakers, we have the ability to utilize technology to bring our stories to life. Among the most exciting tools available today is generative AI.
In this episode, we explore the world of generative AI and its potential to be used for VFX and animation. Joining us is film industry professional Ross Shain, who shares his experience creating an animated music video using generative AI tools to transform live footage into the style of hand drawn cell animation.
We delve into various generative AI tools, including Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and Gen-1 by Runway, as well as more traditional tools like Topaz Labs, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Boris FX.
We’ll wrap up our discussion around the advantages of AI tools, current challenges, and future possibilities.