Face Swapping May Become As Easy as Pushing a Button

Face Swapping is a fun (and often disturbing) internet meme of swapping people’s faces in an image. But to automate the process and do it with video? That’s what Harvard Computer Science graduate student Kevin Dale focused on in this research project with some really powerful results. We present a method for replacing facial performances Read MoreRead More

How Science Made Movies Awesome

Popular Science dug through it’s archives of over a hundred years and found articles of when science improved our movie going experience. After the use of narrative and orchestra music became integral to cinema, filmmakers devoted themselves to elevating movies from experimental form of entertainment into an art form. Not only were we there to Read MoreRead More

Motion Capture of Actors Real With Conventional Cameras

Those funny motion capture suits may be a thing of the past. Computer Scientists and filmmakers are working together demonstrating the capability of systems to track and replicate movement with regular video cameras. While movies like “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “Ted” still combined real actors with digital counterparts, the well-known director Steven Spielberg focused entirely on Read MoreRead More

Your Brain Subconsciously Controls Blinking While Watching Movies

Each time you blink you loose 450 milliseconds of visual information, that’s 6 seconds every minute. This means during a 150-minute film your eyes are shut for up to 15 minutes. But don’t worry about missing anything important because your brain subconsciously controls the timing of blinks so you don’t miss the action. Even more Read MoreRead More

Science Reveals What Makes a Catchy Movie Line

Mama always said writing memorable movies lines was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. That is until now. Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has created software that identifies memorable quotes with the same accuracy of humans. This means computers might one day help writers test Read MoreRead More

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