Welcome to another edition of VP Land.
Did OpenAI just announce the next big app store?
And does AI have a place in documentary filmmaking?
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And shoutout to my alma mater FSU for opening up a virtual production studio.
Artificially Generated Videos Meet Non-Fiction Storytelling
Right off the heels of their GEN48 short film contest, Runway Studios announced a new program: OpenDocs.
OpenDocs was launched to help support short non-fiction films focused on exploring contemporary global issues, leveraging generative AI as a core storytelling component.
Unlike the GEN48 film contest, this program offers financial support and guidance from Artefacto to help create non-fiction projects.
Selected projects get $2500 and an Unlimited Runway plan to help produce the short (up to 7 minutes) film.
Somewhere between animation and recreation
Figuring out a way to visually tell a story comprised of interviews has always been a challenge, especially when there isn’t much archival material available.
Documentaries have used everything from animation to recreations with sets and actors.
Some docs have been completely animated (I thought Waltz with Bashir was the first but PBS has a list of animated docs going all the way back to a Disney WWII film in the 1940s).
AI-generated videos are looking like one more tool to help visually illustrate spoken word stories.
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We’re about to enter the GPTverse
OpenAI’s first developer conference was yesterday. Here are some of the highlights.
The best part - to make one you don’t need any coding knowledge.
Creating one is as easy as starting a conversation, giving it instructions and extra knowledge, and picking what it can do, like searching the web, making images or analyzing data.
There will also be an ‘app’ store where creators can sell their GPTs. Late Checkout CEO Greg Isenberg is calling this a paradigm shift similar to the release of Apple’s App Store or Shopify Apps.
GPT-4 Turbo is rolling out, an improved model trained on data up to April 2023 and with a 128K context window (vs GPT-4’s previous max input of 32K).
The new turbo model also includes vision, meaning it can accept images as inputs.
🌐 Around the Web
🎓 FSU Film School is opening up its own virtual production stage, running a disguise system with Stype tracking.
📷 FilmaticAI introduces DaVinci and Premiere Pro AI-powered plugin that can match footage from multiple camera platforms
🎬 Fuse Technical Group launches new studio in New York
🗓 Schedule posts and track your social media with Metricool*
💬 Elon Musk teases Grok, an AI chatbot to rival ChatGPT
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