Lucasfilm hires YouTuber who improved on deepfakes for ‘The Mandalorian’

If you haven’t watched Season 2 of The Mandalorian yet, I’ll watch out for the spoilers in this article – but be sure to check out the series!

Deepfakes are both fascinating and problematic, but especially good deepfakes have their origins in a A strong blow to the job Delivered.

Lucasfilm hired a YouTuber who cemented one of the most epic moments in season two of The Mandalorian. In the shot, the studio spent a significant portion of its shrinking Mark Hamill budget in order to appear again like everyone else. (My) favorite Jedi of all time: Luke Skywalker.

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After his surprise appearance (and eventually saving Grogu) from a Jedi master, YouTube creator Shamook creates a deepfake of Skywalker using the same scenes. It was incredibly convincing and surpassed the CGI seen in the actual episode. The UK-based YouTuber has been creating deepfake related videos since 2018 and now works at Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm’s visual effects division.

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Here is the video released in December 2020 in response to The Mandalorian scene, which has garnered 2.1 million views so far:

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Lucas Film Confirmed to Indiewire That she had hired Shamok, with a representative saying she was “always looking” for talent to hire: “Over the past few years, ILM has invested in both machine learning and artificial intelligence as a way to produce immersive visual effects work which is great to see momentum building in this space as it progresses.” technology”.

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Endeavor also laughed at it Shumouk commented On one of his old videos by deepfake, in which he talks about how he ended up at ILM. Occupation? They said the top face capture artist. “As some of you already know, I joined ILM/Lucasfilm a few months ago and didn’t have time to work on new content on YouTube,” they wrote. “Now that I’m more used to my new job, uploads should increase again. They’re still offline every few days, but hopefully not for months at a time.”

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