Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a deep learning method that only needs a single photo to make a believable video. If you have a photo of a waterfall, a river, smoke, or clouds, it predicts the previous and the next frame and creates a pretty cool animation.
The problem of plastic in our oceans has been around for a while, and it’s not getting any better. But director and CG artist Pascal Schelbli reimagined plastic waste not as a part of the problem, but as a part of the ecosystem. In his short animated film, The Beauty, he creates an imaginary sea world out of plastic that will make you both amazed and sad.
After Deep Nostalgia, here’s another tool that lets you animate your still images. Tokkingheads lets you choose a photo or avatar, merge it with a video to copy the moves from it, and even add audio to your creations. It’s a bit less impressive than Deep Nostalgia, but more fun and interactive… and I got totally hooked to playing with it!
MyHeritage has introduced some interesting tools that add a new dimension to your old family photos. It offers colorization and image enhancement, and both are AI-powered and available at a click of a button. Now there’s Deep Nostalgia, a new tool that lets you animate your photos. I tried it out, and I’m not sure whether I’m more impressed or freaked out by it.
I’ve said this a hundred times, but I simply love stop-motion videos. And if they can make me smile, I love them even more. Artist and animator Warren Wright has created a series of such videos, and they’ve made my day today. He uses Barbie dolls and stop-motion animation to recreate iconic movie scenes and music videos. Step aside, Madonna, Barbie’s taking over!
Before we jump into this blog post if you haven’t already read how I do drone light paintings horizontally in the sky be sure to check this out here. If you have done that already (or don’t wanna read something else) get ready to have your socks knocked off because we are flipping them into vertical space and animating our light paintings all with stop motion.
Like most of us, Swiss photographer Nicola Tröhler had some extra time due to the coronavirus pandemic. He used it to perfect his animation skills, and he shared with us some hilarious animations he’d created. In his latest video, he shows you how to do it yourself. So if you’re up for making some goofy animations from photos, check it out below.
If there’s one good thing in this whole coronavirus situation, then it’s the number of fantastic ideas and projects people have come up with in isolation. Swiss photographer Nicola Tröhler is one of these people and he has made animations like you probably haven’t seen before. They tell totally unexpected stories, and I’m sure they won’t fail to make you laugh.
Shooting stop motion animations or even timelapse can be difficult enough without adding something as already complex as light painting into the mix. Light painting just on its own can be something of a challenge when you’re trying to draw something for the camera over the course of a long exposure.
But for photographer Darren Pearson, it’s no bother at all. He excels at creating light painting animations, and we’ve featured him a couple of times before. She Lights the Night slipped by us when it was posted to YouTube a few months ago, but now we’ve seen it and we’re sharing it with you because it’s awesome. It was created using 1,012 individually light painted long exposures.