AI, 3d imaging and a great sense of putting together the right set of words enables one to put together work like this in seconds. In the near future, steps needed to convert stills like this into video will include, in this case, combining output from Midjourney, the AI that generated this 3D environment, to a film script generated by GTP-3 before submitting the dataset to an AI entity able to convert and direct the content in question when creating films like Dune in literally hours and not years, something discussed in BRT blurbs Just a matter of time and Something to think about.
As stated before in Sleepwalking, the "invasion" of AI into anything requiring thought is a done deal. The question to ask next is, when does it become sentient, something now openly discussed by the researchers quoted in the Sleepwalking piece.
I was recently shown some frames from a film that I had never heard of: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1976 version of “Tron.” The sets were incredible. The actors, unfamiliar to me, looked fantastic in their roles. The costumes and lighting worked together perfectly. The images glowed with an extravagant and psychedelic sensibility that felt distinctly Jodorowskian.
However, Mr. Jodorowsky, the visionary Chilean filmmaker, never tried to make “Tron.” I’m not even sure he knows what “Tron” is. And Disney’s original “Tron” was released in 1982. So what 1970s film were these gorgeous stills from? Who were these neon-suited actors? And how did I — the director of the documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” having spent two and a half years interviewing and working with Alejandro to tell the story of his famously unfinished film — not know about this?
The truth is that these weren’t stills from a long-lost movie. They weren’t photos at all. These evocative, well-composed and tonally immaculate images were generated in seconds with the magic of artificial intelligence.
Yours truly is experimenting with Midjourney and DALL. E 2 as we speak. Work to come ...
On the one hand, the software gives you a kind of turbocharged pastiche. But there’s still some fresh splendor in that imitation. It’s succeeding at one of filmmaking’s main jobs: transporting you to another time, to another world. If A.I.s were eligible for the Academy Awards, I’d vote for “Jodorowsky’s Tron” for best A.I. costume design just for dreaming up such outrageous retro sci-fi hats and helmets.
Dalle.E 2 came fairly close in visualizing the 1805 Thomas Young double slit experiment as seen by the pix below (It failed to render the two slits) but it's not entirely its fault as I forgot to add the second surface in my text describing where the interference pattern would form after the photons passed thru the two slits cut thru the first. View diagram below to see what I mean.
Will do more of these pieces without question. :)
This is how Young did it but with a candle, not an electron beam gun. :)
This is, IMHO, the most beautiful physics experiment ever.