Moving images of Jules Verne discovered!

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Garmt de Vries-Uiterweerd

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Mar 3, 2021, 5:37:35 AMMar 3
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No, this isn't another April fool's prank...

The website MyHeritage offers a deep-fake style tool to animate old photographs:

Obviously, I couldn't resist seeing good old Jules looking, blinking and smiling at me:

This doesn't just work with photos, paintings can be animated just as well, see for example Henry VIII or Venus in motion. A step up from Terry Gilliam's animations for Monty Python!

I've tried feeding it illustrations of Vernian characters, but the AI doesn't recognise faces in the old engravings. Too liny, I suppose.

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Garmt

Passepartout

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Mar 3, 2021, 5:42:59 AMMar 3
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Génial !!!

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Volker Dehs

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Mar 3, 2021, 5:45:30 AMMar 3
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wow, that's great!!!
Best, Volker
 
 
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Jan Rychlik

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Mar 3, 2021, 6:26:23 AMMar 3
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Thank you, Garmt,
I was thinking about it as well. Still, JV smiles at us through his books above all. I am in Bombarnac now and I feel how happy JV was writing this book. (And how unhappy any modern translator must be when trying to get over his joy.)
Besides that, it seems to me that the app has some problem with beardies:) Young JV would have been welcome!
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Jan 

3. 3. 2021 v 11:40, Garmt de Vries-Uiterweerd <garmtd...@gmail.com>:


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Dennis Kytasaari

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Mar 3, 2021, 8:05:09 AMMar 3
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When I saw the subject and who it was from, I literally and figuratively, checked the date first before I opened this message!!

 

Cool effect!

 

Dennis

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Garmt de Vries-Uiterweerd

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Mar 3, 2021, 8:28:13 AMMar 3
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I know, I could have phrased the Subject header a bit differently :-P

g kinney

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Mar 3, 2021, 9:32:08 AMMar 3
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Counterpoint; there is nothing better than Terry Gilliam's animations.

Okay those deep fakes are partially disturbing and partially very, very cool. We could probably apply a blurring algorythm to the engravings as a processing step and then show them to the AI, that might allow us to see the Baltimore Gun Club moving around!

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Jan Rychlík

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Mar 3, 2021, 11:00:02 AMMar 3
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I guess there are not many engravings with suitable frontal face detail to allow the algorythm to do so. I only do remember one in LE MAITRE DU MONDE #17, some of the boys of DEUX ANS DE VACANCES #6-10 and the portrait of Livingstone in UN CAPITAINE DE 15 ANS #86. Most of the engravings are naturally situation pictures, not that of characters.

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Garmt de Vries-Uiterweerd

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Mar 3, 2021, 11:44:52 AMMar 3
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Not even the portrait of Livingstone is recognised as a face... It's nice and detailed, but too different from what a photograph looks like.

Harpold, Terry Alan

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Mar 3, 2021, 4:23:49 PMMar 3
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Oh, oh. Uncanny Valley!

 

TH

 

Terry Harpold

Associate Professor of English

Director, Imagining Climate Change

 

http://users.clas.ufl.edu/tharpold

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http://sciencefiction.group.ufl.edu

 

Terry Harpold has separate windings for thought, action, and speech.

 

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Swati

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Mar 3, 2021, 7:15:48 PMMar 3
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Garmt’s previous April fool joke was not sent in April. 😊 It came end of March. 

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Volker Dehs

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Mar 3, 2021, 7:23:23 PMMar 3
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I must add that the animation  - for me - is very heartful! Thank you, Garmt!!!
 
 
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Andrew Nash

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Mar 9, 2021, 9:07:13 PMMar 9
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Not sure if they had too many hits, but I can’t view “Moving Verne” at the moment, and the “MyHeritage” sites (myheritage.nl  myheritage.com) don’t seem to exist right now… (unless its just me!)

.. Andrew

Dennis Kytasaari

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Mar 9, 2021, 9:44:00 PMMar 9
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I was just able to view it Andrew.

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