Burner Face Generative AI Trailer

Composed by a team of 3 creatives + Midjourney AI, this trailer tells a story in less than 2 minutes. It is not a tech demo but a taste of what's possible when Culture & Code come together.

  • Beini Huang
    Visual Design & Generative AI Imaging
  • Keith Ancker
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - JOHN GAUNTT

JOHN GAUNTT is the host of The Augmented City Podcast --- a B2B podcast exploring the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Urban Life. John’s opinion and analysis of technology and media has appeared in The Economist, GigaOm, O’Reilly and eMarketer. He has presented keynote and panel sessions on immersive storytelling and technology at South by Southwest, Digital Life & Design, The Infinity Festival Hollywood and The Monaco Media Forum. John holds an Executive Certificate in Management from MIT Sloan and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the London School of Economics.

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Director Statement

How will creators in podcasting, film, games, and immersive collaborate better to tell stories that delight and enrich audiences? That's the driving question that animates me and our use of new technologies like Generative Artificial Intelligence. I believe the beauty and power of human-led storytelling is an endowment worth cherishing and defending -- vigorously. Equally, I know that ever since the first cave dwellers mixed their colors and thought about light, storytellers have been nerds.

From painting to printing to broadcasting to downloading to whatever's coming next, we need storytellers to lead from the front. I believe the way forward is to create and distribute the best ethical and aesthetic work we can. Show audiences vivid characters, tough choices, lasting change. Tell important stories with delight and depth. Human creators already do that in spades.

Simultaneously, storytellers need to understand the new AI technology, its potentials, and its caveats. The tech industry might build it. But the street eventually finds the use. We are the original MacGyvers.

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