AI Actors are Here! What Comes Next?

Curious Refuge
12 Jan 202420:22

TLDRThe video script discusses the latest advancements in AI in film and media, highlighting Meta's AI algorithm for automatic acting, image upscaling tools like Magnific, voice cloning with Runway, and 3D modeling tools. It also covers new features from Luma Labs and Alibaba, and showcases AI films created by artists using these technologies, emphasizing the growing integration of AI in creative processes.


  • ๐ŸŽฌ AI actors and automated acting are becoming more prevalent, with Meta's AI algorithm capable of lip-syncing and motion based on audio files.
  • ๐Ÿš€ The tool 'magnific' allows for significant upscaling of images, improving detail and resolution, useful for billboard-sized images or historical documentaries.
  • ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Voice cloning technology is advancing, with platforms like Runway enabling users to clone their voices for various applications.
  • ๐ŸŒ Pabs and Runway offer similar pricing tiers for their AI services, with the potential for high usage customers to find value in these platforms.
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Meta Quest 3 introduces a feature to project iPhone videos or images into the user's environment, offering new possibilities for memory reliving.
  • ๐Ÿค– AI tools for 3D modeling are evolving, with one allowing image uploads to generate 3D Gaussian Splat models, suggesting a future where 3D models are created from prompts or images.
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Luma Labs' text-to-3D model feature represents a significant step in 3D modeling, where text inputs can be converted into 3D models without the need for images.
  • ๐Ÿ  Artflow is an all-in-one platform for creating AI-generated characters for images and videos, with director mode for scene composition and character positioning.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Alibaba's i2v gen is a new image-to-video tool that offers competitive results compared to other market tools, even offering free use.
  • ๐ŸŽฅ AI film making continues to grow with courses, tools, and even AI-assisted art pieces like the parody trailer for 'The Legend of Zelda'.
  • ๐Ÿš— AI assistants like Chat GPT will soon be integrated into vehicles, as announced by Volkswagen, following similar moves by companies like Tesla.

Q & A

  • What is the AI algorithm developed by Meta based on?

    -The AI algorithm developed by Meta is based on data of people having conversations and acting to the camera. It uses this data to create an algorithm capable of automatic acting, including lip syncing and motion generation from an uploaded audio file.

  • How does the AI animation process work in terms of key framing?

    -The AI animation process combines different key frames and uses AI to integrate and interpolate between those specific key frames, which is similar to the technique used in classic 2D animation.

  • What is the primary use of the magnific tool?

    -The magnific tool is primarily used for upscaling images and enhancing the resolution of assets, which can be particularly helpful for historical documentaries and improving the quality of low-resolution images.

  • How does Runway's voice cloning tool work?

    -Runway's voice cloning tool allows users to clone a voice by uploading audio or recording their own audio. Once the voice is cloned, users can type in speech and the tool will generate audio using the cloned voice.

  • What new feature did Meta introduce for the Meta Quest 3?

    -Meta introduced a feature for the Meta Quest 3 that enables users to project iPhone videos or images into their environment, allowing them to relive experiences as if they were actually there.

  • What is the significance of the 3D gaussian Splat tool in 3D modeling?

    -The 3D gaussian Splat tool allows users to upload an image and generate a 3D model from it. This could potentially revolutionize the way 3D models are created, making the process faster and more accessible.

  • How does the Luma Labs text to 3D model feature work?

    -Luma Labs' text to 3D model feature enables users to create 3D models by simply typing in text descriptions. This tool is particularly useful for 3D captures and can produce high-resolution models.

  • What is Artflow and how does it help with AI creations?

    -Artflow is an online image generation tool that also offers video capabilities. It allows users to create AI actors and generate consistent characters for images and videos, providing an all-in-one platform for AI-generated content creation.

  • What is i2v gen and how does it compare to other video generation tools?

    -i2v gen is an image to video tool developed by Alibaba. It allows users to input prompts and generate videos based on those prompts. When compared to other tools like Runway Gen 2, Pabs, and Stable Video Diffusion, i2v gen offers a free option with HD quality, although it does not render at 24 frames per second.

  • How are AI assistants integrating into everyday technology?

    -AI assistants are becoming integrated into various technologies, such as automobiles. For example, Volkswagen announced that they will include chat GPT in their cars, allowing drivers to have conversations with the AI while driving, similar to Tesla's integration of Grock.



๐ŸŽฌ AI in Filmmaking: Revolutionizing the Industry

This paragraph discusses the impact of AI on the film industry, highlighting Meta's AI algorithm that can perform automatic acting based on audio files. It compares this technology to 2D animation and emphasizes the potential of AI in creating detailed and realistic visuals. The paragraph also mentions the tool 'magnific' for upscaling images and its usefulness in enhancing assets and old images, transforming low-resolution images into high-quality visuals. The discussion includes examples from various applications and the potential of AI in historical documentaries.


๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Voice Cloning and AI Storytellers

The focus of this paragraph is on voice cloning and its applications in storytelling. It compares the voice cloning capabilities of Runway and 11 Labs, noting the differences in quality and speed. The paragraph also introduces P Labs and its membership tiers for accessing AI tools. Furthermore, it discusses a new feature on the Meta Quest 3 that allows users to project iPhone videos or images into their environment, suggesting its potential for reliving memories and experiences. The segment also touches on 3D modeling advancements, where an image can be uploaded to generate a 3D model, indicating the future of 3D model creation through AI.


๐ŸŒŸ AI Character Creation and Video Generation Tools

This paragraph delves into AI tools for character creation and video generation. It introduces Artflow, a tool that allows users to train custom AI actors with uploaded images and integrate them into scenes with director mode for composition control. The paragraph also mentions Alibaba's i2v gen, a free image-to-video tool, and compares it with other video generation tools like Runway Gen 2, Pabs, and Stable Video Diffusion. The discussion highlights the quality and specifics of each tool, emphasizing the rapid development and improvement in AI video generation capabilities.


๐ŸŽฅ AI Filmmaking Skills and Discovery in Art

The paragraph discusses the growing skills in AI filmmaking, exemplified by a parody trailer for a Legend of Zelda film that went viral. It also covers a tool that uses Stable Video Diffusion for precise scene direction by drawing arrows in the scene. Additionally, the paragraph talks about AI's role in art validation, such as determining the authenticity of a painting originally attributed to Raphael. It also mentions the integration of AI assistants in vehicles, as announced by Volkswagen, drawing parallels with Tesla's plans.


๐Ÿ† Showcase of AI Films and Recognition

This paragraph highlights several AI films and their creators, showcasing the diverse applications of AI in filmmaking. It mentions Dave Clark's film that combines live-action footage with AI-generated assets, William Bartlett's 'Tin Pot Jazz Orchestra' that demonstrates strong curation and compositing skills, Nice Antics' surreal 'Garlic' film with religious overtones, and Cesaro Pictures' satirical Hollywood blood commercial. The paragraph concludes by encouraging viewers to check out the mentioned works and appreciate the creativity and technical skills involved.



๐Ÿ’กAI actors

AI actors refer to the use of artificial intelligence to generate realistic human performances, including facial expressions and body movements. In the context of the video, AI actors are created by training algorithms on data from real people's conversations and actions, allowing for the automation of acting. This technology is showcased as a significant advancement in the film industry, enabling the creation of content without the need for physical actors.

๐Ÿ’ก3D modeling

3D modeling is the process of creating a three-dimensional representation of any object, character, or scene using specialized software. In the video, it is discussed as a field that is being revolutionized by AI, with tools that allow for the conversion of 2D images into 3D models, and the potential for AI-generated prompts to become the primary method for creating 3D models in the future.

๐Ÿ’กMeta Quest 3

Meta Quest 3 is a virtual reality headset developed by Meta (formerly Facebook) that allows users to experience immersive digital environments. In the video, it is mentioned as a platform that has a new feature enabling users to project iPhone videos or images into their environment, which can be used to relive memories or experiences, suggesting its potential in both personal and professional applications like film and gaming.


Upscaling, also known as upresolution, is the process of increasing the resolution of an image, video, or audio file. In the context of the video, upscaling is highlighted as a powerful tool for enhancing the quality of assets, making them suitable for larger formats like billboards or high-definition screens. Technologies like Magnific are introduced, which can significantly increase the detail of images, improving their usability in various applications.

๐Ÿ’กVoice cloning

Voice cloning is the process of replicating a voice using artificial intelligence, allowing for the generation of speech in the cloned voice. In the video, it is presented as a technology that enables users to create a digital double of their voice, which can then be used for various purposes, such as text-to-speech applications or creating content with a personalized touch.


Artflow is an online image generation tool designed for creating AI-generated characters for images and videos. It enables users to train a custom model with images to define the appearance of a character, and then generate content with consistent characters and actors across different scenes. This tool is significant in the video as it represents the potential for personalized and consistent character creation in AI-generated content.

๐Ÿ’กi2v gen

i2v gen is an image-to-video tool developed by Alibaba that converts still images into animated videos. It is highlighted in the video as a free tool that can generate videos from text prompts, demonstrating the advancement in AI's capability to create dynamic content from static images, which can be a valuable asset in various fields such as marketing, entertainment, and education.

๐Ÿ’กAI film making

AI film making refers to the use of artificial intelligence technologies in the creation and production of films. This includes AI-generated scripts, characters, visual effects, and even entire films. The video emphasizes AI film making as a rapidly evolving field, with numerous tools and platforms enabling creators to produce content more efficiently and innovatively.


Runway is a platform that provides AI tools for creators, including text-to-speech, image generation, and video creation. In the video, it is presented as a resource that offers various features for AI content creation, such as voice cloning and video generation, highlighting the versatility of AI in different creative processes.

๐Ÿ’กTopaz Video AI

Topaz Video AI is a tool used for upscaling and enhancing AI footage. It is mentioned in the video as a favorite tool for upscaling AI-generated video clips, indicating its importance in improving the quality and resolution of AI-generated video content.

๐Ÿ’กAI storytelling

AI storytelling involves the use of artificial intelligence to craft narratives, characters, and plots for various forms of media, including films, books, and games. The video emphasizes AI storytelling as a powerful tool that empowers creators to produce incredible stories with the help of AI, suggesting a future where AI plays a significant role in content creation and narrative development.


AI actors and 3D modeling are becoming more prevalent, with advancements allowing for automatic acting based on text prompts or images.

Meta's AI algorithm is trained on conversational data, enabling it to perform automatic acting and lip-syncing from audio files.

The AI algorithm combines key frames and interpolates between them, similar to 2D animation techniques.

Magnific is a tool that can upres an image by 16 times, adding detail and improving the quality for large-scale applications.

Runway's voice cloning tool allows users to clone their voices or upload audio for voice replication.

Pabs, now out of beta, offers membership tiers for access to its AI tools, similar to Runway's pricing structure.

Meta Quest 3's new feature enables the projection of iPhone videos or images into one's environment for reliving memories.

A tool for creating 3D Gaussian Splat models from images is emerging, suggesting a future where 3D models are primarily created from prompts or images.

Luma Labs has introduced a text-to-3D model feature, allowing users to generate 3D models from textual descriptions.

Artflow is an online tool for generating AI characters for images and videos, offering a suite of features for consistent character creation.

Alibaba's i2v gen is a new image-to-video tool that can produce high-quality results, even offering a free version.

AI's role in validating information is expanding, as demonstrated by its ability to correctly attribute authorship of parts of a Raphael painting.

Volkswagon announced plans to integrate chat GPT into their cars, following Tesla's announcement to include grock.

AI filmmaking continues to evolve, with Dave Clark's film showcasing the combination of live-action footage with AI-generated assets.

William Bartlett's film, Tin Pot Jazz Orchestra, demonstrates the effective use of AI in curating and compositing for a visually striking result.

Nice Anties creates surreal and creepy scenes using AI, as seen in their religious-themed piece.

Cesaro Pictures' student film, a fake Hollywood blood commercial, cleverly uses AI to create a humorous and engaging narrative.