Placing everyday news video passages into an existing 2min30sec master so a known celebrity appears to sing the words
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $274
- Entries Received: 3
- Winner: gvoidajay
The job is to place everyday news video passages into an existing 2min30sec master so that a known public figure (likely, one deemed a "villain") appears to sing the words. This will not only change who the chosen characters will be in the existing "master" here: TinyURL.com/DeepStateGate
...it will also improve the illusion of their doing the singing. I still possess the "original" components of the video in a folder here:
...but I think the successful end result will come from working simply with my evolved "master" that's already a video on some social media like YouTube and Vimeo.
What's new and different will be the abandoning of "face swaps" (still images) and the substituting of video passages. Not every instant, but a pleasing proportion of the time, viewers who "read lips" ought to believe the characters are pronouncing the exact words heard, thanks to careful placement of the mouth motion on the timeline.
(There are numbers of clock seconds without any singer active; the big skillset needed is to embed passages suitably cropped and positioned, likewise to position passages precisely on the timeline.) The previous characters have been George Stephanopolous in the "John Lennon" role, Rachel Maddow in the "Ringo Starr" role, Sundar Pichai in the "Paul McCartney" role, and Jack Dorsey in the "George Harrison" role. Future iterations will use new characters (who are coming up more in the news), but I want Stephanopolous continuing this time in the "Lennon" role, Hillary Clinton in the "Starr" role, Anthony Fauci in the "McCartney" role, and Mark Zuckerberg in the "Harrison" role.
Intellectual property rights to images don't worry us, because a video without commercial intent and aimed simply at political argumentation is legally permitted to appropriate passages and images from any existing source. The source video passages will be acquired online in everyday "news footage," where these individuals speaking is commonplace. Sizing the facial images ought to preserve the appearance of old=style Beatles hair styling.
“Pleasant. He showed humility and perseverance.”
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