The world of visual effects (VFX) and animation has been undergoing a major transformation in recent years. Corridor Digital may have undoubtedly changed the way Animation is created forever. Corridor Digital is a creative studio based in Los Angeles, California, that specializes in producing high-quality digital content. This includes short films, music videos, and web series.
How did Corridor Digital do it?
The process of creating the anime short involved several steps. First, Corridor Digital shot the actors Niko and on a green screen, which allowed them to easily separate the actors from the background. They used transforming images instead of generating the images from scratch. Niko from Corridor Digital used the image-to-image AI art generation to create backgrounds, characters, and other elements of the scene.
This involved training the AI on thousands of images from the anime Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust that came out in the year 2000 to ensure that the generated images had a consistent art style. Once the AI transform the images, the team composited them together with the green screen footage to create the final scene.
Advantages and Concern
One of the biggest advantages is the ability to create consistent art styles across an entire film or series. This can save time and money, as it eliminates the need for artists to manually create every frame. This also means that studios can now easily create spin-offs or sequels that maintain the same aesthetic as the original, which can be a huge selling point for fans.
One of the biggest concern is that it could lead to job loss for artists and other creatives who currently work in the industry. Though it is important to note that AI is not a replacement for human creativity. It is a tool that can be used to enhance and streamline the creative process.
Corridor Digital used image-to-image AI art generation to take their anime rock-paper-scissors video to the next level. They shared exactly how they did it. Now anyone can create AI generated films with a consistent art style by following their method or perhaps even improving on it. The potential implications of this has on film making and animation moving forward is huge.