This week, we’re exploring the transformative intersection of AI and creative design, focusing on the revolutionary capabilities of Midjourney, ChatGPT, and Adobe in the world of filmmaking and visual conceptualization.
We delve into the process we developed for generating a movie trailer script with ChatGPT and seamlessly feeding it into the AI voice cloning tool, ElevenLabs, to craft a captivating voiceover.
We also unravel the art of creating visually striking movie posters by harmoniously combining the powers of ChatGPT, Midjourney, and Adobe, offering a guide to leveraging these tools for optimal creative output.
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In the realm of cinema, a movie trailer offers a sneak peek, setting the stage for what’s to come. At the heart of this preview is the voice that narrates the unfolding scenes. Whether it’s a deep voice hinting at intrigue, an energetic tone suggesting action, or gentle words indicating a touching story, the voice in a movie trailer isn’t merely a guide; it adds depth and emotion, becoming a subtle character of its own.
For our endeavor, we’ve chosen a riveting theme for our movie trailer: “The Last Cyberspace: A Journey Beyond the Digital Frontier.” This fictional sci-fi epic is set in a dystopian future where the digital realm, once a vast expanse of information and connection, is on the brink of collapse. As the lines between the virtual and real worlds blur, humanity stands on the precipice of losing its most significant technological achievement.
But first, let’s look at some general best practices:
Setting the Mood: For “The Last Cyberspace,” we’re aiming for a mix of suspense, intrigue, and a touch of nostalgia.
Feeding the Theme: Start by providing ChatGPT with a brief description of the movie’s theme.
Guided Prompts: To get more specific content, use guided prompts.
Review and Refine: ChatGPT might generate multiple options or take the narrative in unexpected directions.
Incorporate Key Elements: Ensure that the script touches on crucial plot points, characters, and settings.
By following these steps and leveraging the capabilities of generative AI like ChatGPT, creators can craft a compelling script that captures the essence of their movie theme, ready to be brought to life with the perfect AI voice generator.
Here is the script we developed with ChatGPT for our fictional film trailer:
In the realm of generative AI, ElevenLabs stands out as a pioneer, especially when it comes to speech synthesis and voice cloning. The company has harnessed the power of AI to offer a platform where users can generate high-quality spoken audio from text and even clone voices with impressive accuracy.
ElevenLabs offers a user-friendly, text-to-speech platform that’s free for individual users, allowing them to generate speech from text for up to 10,000 characters a month.
The platform offers a vast library of AI voices so you can find the best fit for your trailer.
Using Premade AI Voices: ElevenLabs offers a plethora of pre-made AI voices.
Designing a New Voice: Beyond the pre-existing voices, users have the option to design a new voice by selecting specific attributes like gender, age, and accent.
Cloning a Voice for a Personalized Touch: One of the standout features of ElevenLabs is its voice cloning capability. Users can clone their voice or that of any other individual.
Prior to selecting the ElevenLabs AI voice that you want to use, you can upload your ChatGPT script in the text box. Once you’re satisfied with your voice selection and script, all you have to do is hit the “Generate” button. You can preview the voiceover, and if it meets your expectations for an AI-generated voice, download it. With the voice downloaded, you can now integrate it with your trailer visuals using any video editing software.
You can also turn to generative AI to develop some of the visuals of your film or video. The advent of Midjourney and text-to-video tools has ushered in a revolutionary era for creatives and filmmakers. Gone are the days of labor-intensive design sessions and brainstorming meetings.
With Midjourney, you can now craft stunning movie posters in mere minutes. But the key to unlocking the full potential of this AI-image generator? A well-crafted prompt. And who better to assist in generating these prompts than ChatGPT?
To achieve this, we’ll program ChatGPT with the following prompt:
“You excel at crafting text-to-image prompts for movie posters that precisely depict scenes or artworks from given descriptions from the user. Factor in elements like artistic characteristics, ambiance, viewpoint, artistic style, illumination, color schemes, and layout when applicable. For optimal visualization, use succinct phrases, essential keywords, and brief clauses separated by commas. Keep the entire prompt under 60 words. Do you understand your role?”
Now, we can use ChatGPT to come up with the Midjourney prompts by providing information about the film.
Once ChatGPT provides the detailed prompt, it can be directly fed into Midjourney to visualize the movie poster. The result? A seamless integration of AI-driven language and image generation.
Here is our final Midjourney prompt for our film idea, “The Last Cyberspace.”
“Title: ‘The Last Cyberspace: A Journey Beyond the Digital Frontier’, crumbling digital landscape, neon-lit ruins, silhouetted figure gazing into the void, cool blues and electric purples, sense of decay and awe, futuristic. —ar 2:3”
After you choose one (or all!) of your favorite posters, all that’s left to do is put them into a photo editing software, such as Adobe, remove the lettering, and add your own title.
For our film, we simply used Adobe Firefly’s “Generative Fill” to remove the lettering and end up with a fresh movie poster. (We will be writing an Adobe Generative Fill guide in the near future, but it is very simple to use for this purpose.)
Here is the poster with the removed text:
The last step is to take this and simply add your title and font with an editing software, such as Canva, which is what we did here.
With this approach, you can harness the combined power of ChatGPT and Midjourney to revolutionize the way movie posters are conceptualized and created. Whether you’re an indie filmmaker or part of a major studio, the future of film promotion is here, and it’s powered by generative AI.
To close out this week, we provide 5 essential Midjourney tips and tricks:
1. Be Concise with Prompts
2. Turn ChatGPT Into a Midjourney Prompt Generator
3. Add Negative Keywords
4. Experiment with Aspect Rations (–ar)
5. Utilize Midjourney Multiprompt (::)
Read the full blog to dive deeper into each of these.
*Skim AI is an Artificial Intelligence consultancy that has provided AI Advisory & Development Services to enterprises since 2017.
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