This next in the series of thoughts from DESIRE GROUPE founder Paul G Roberts on AI,  looks at how the film industry will be reshaped and disrupted by AI advances. Advances that are already here in and in wide use and application.

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In the trailer below you can see a version of Lord of the Rings as remade by Wes Anderson, complete with Bill Murray as Gandalf and Timothee Chalamet as Frodo.

At first glimpse it looks like it could actually be for real, but in truth its a spoof all made by AI. And as AI, even in its early development can be doing such seemingly complicated artistic endeavours and you dont need to be Galileo to get where this is all headed.

The above was made by a firm called Curious Refuge. You can expect to be hearing about many new firms doing the unthinkable in the near future.

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AI is already being used in some aspects of film production, such as generating visual effects, creating virtual actors, and even assisting in screenwriting.

However, creating a fully original feature film entirely generated by AI is still a relatively new concept and has not yet been widely commercialised.

But in my view and by seeing what Curious Refuge and the like is already doing, its only moments away with the advances of freely available AI tools.

Pretty soon anyone with these Tools will be able to make their Lord of the Rings or Avatar for peanuts instead of the $300,000,000 it took James Cameron to make The Way of Water.

They will be made for virtually nothing.

Below is another live AI that I am currently using and in this link it shows some of the possibilities in film making from an App called GEN-2

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The App takes the original film input of a guy facing a Vlogging camera on a gimble.

And then the app transforms the original guy and background into an infinite number of photo realistic settings.

Hair and make up, wardrobe, set, the works. Ape man, Black Panthur, Louis the 14th, Outer space, you name it, any word prompt you put in, the AI will create the rest.

And you can do countless iterations till you get the precise result you wanted.

There have been some experimental projects in which AI has been used to generate elements of a film, such as the short film “Zone Out” directed by Alexey Marfin, which used a machine learning algorithm to generate the entire film’s visuals. However, the final product was still heavily curated and directed by human filmmakers.

It’s guaranteed that in the future, AI will be used to generate entire feature films, but it’s unlikely that they would be completely devoid of human input. AI is still limited by the data and algorithms it has been trained on, and it may not have the same creative intuition and decision-making abilities as human filmmakers. Additionally, filmmaking is a collaborative process that involves many different creative inputs, including writing, directing, acting, and producing, which would be difficult for AI to replicate in its current state, but what ever the current stateof filmmaking is, one thing for certain is that AI is going to have a dramatic impact on it.

And then in 2 years it will be a million times more advanced and capable. Perhaps humans then will be less necessary.

What are you doing with AI now to ensure you are at least staying in the game?

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