Machine Learning in Cinema #MachineLearning #ArtificialIntelligence #SpecialEffects #Oscars @wired @kbvfx

From: – rendering facial features of digital characters.


Impressive special effects are a hallmark of contemporary blockbusters. This year’s Visual Effects nominees at the Oscars were no exception.

In case you missed it, here are this year’s nominees for Best Visual Effects: Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Irishman, and 1917.

Although we already know the outcome, there are still a few surprises to be revealed about these amazing films. Specifically, the techniques that bring these movies to life! Kevin Baillie goes over some of the hottest visual effects techniques in the video “VFX Artist Breaks Down the Best Visual Effects Oscars Nominees“. Baillie walks through the advanced CGI, VR, and machine learning techniques that make some of your favorite characters come to life. Of note, Avengers: Endgame supervillain Thanos and the Hulk get a lot of their facial expressions from AI. This is extremely important because that structure gives the character’s depth and emotion that is realistic and relatable. A lot of the amazing work to augment these characters was done by Digital Domain’s Masquerade AI.

If you’d like to learn more check out some of these other great videos discussing cinematic tricks of the trade!



Written by Rebecca Minich, Product Analyst, Data Science at Google. Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer.

Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here:

Join Adafruit on Mastodon

Adafruit is on Mastodon, join in!

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Join over 36,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community!

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers –

Maker Business — “Packaging” chips in the US

Wearables — Enclosures help fight body humidity in costumes

Electronics — Transformers: More than meets the eye!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Silicon Labs introduces CircuitPython support, and more! #CircuitPython #Python #micropython @ThePSF @Raspberry_Pi

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Guardian Robot, Weather-wise Umbrella Stand, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — #NewProds 7/19/23 Feat. Adafruit Matrix Portal S3 CircuitPython Powered Internet Display!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.