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ALIZA

LIMITLESS CREATIVE

empowering storytellers to

move past the limits

OF TRADITIONAL FILM & ANIMATION

THE POPULARITY AND PROGRESS OF AI HAS COME AND GONE SINCE THE 1950’S, BUT TODAY AI IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN TERMS OF ADVANCES, FUNDING, AND PUBLIC ENTHUSIASM.  WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?  IF YOU ARE AN IMAGE MAKER THAT MEANS THAT STARTING TODAY AI CAN DO FOR YOU WHAT EVEN YESTERDAY WOULD TAKE HUGE BUDGETS AND ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF TIME.

GANimation

ALIZA MAKES DIGITAL HUMAN CREATION AND CHARACTER REPLACEMENT FASTER AND MORE ECONOMICAL.  GONE ARE THE DAYS OF FACIAL TRACKING HELMETS AND TEAMS OF ANIMATORS | OUR DEEP LEARNING NEURAL NETWORKS ANALYZE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF IMAGES AND GENERATE NEW ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF THESE IMAGES THAT MATCH THE POSE, EXPRESSION, LIGHTING, AND MOVEMENT OF THE DESIRED END RESULT.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF CGI DE-AGING IN A HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION.  THOUGH THIS SEQUENCE IS SEVERAL YEARS OLD, THE EXECUTION AND FINAL OUTPUT HAS NOT BEEN SURPASSED. 

THE RESULTS HOWEVER, CAME WITH A STEEP COST AND TOOK MORE THAN A YEAR TO EXECUTE.  USING THE GANIMATION PROCESS ALIZA WAS ABLE TO RECREATE A DE-AGED SEAN YOUNG (RACHAEL) WITH NO PROFESSIONAL ANIMATORS OR CGI ARTISTS IN A UNDER A WEEK.

CAN YOU TELL WHICH CLIP BELOW TOOK ONE YEAR TO CREATE, AND WHICH CLIP TOOK ONE WEEK? 

THE TEAM BEHIND GEMINI MAN WAS ASKED TO CHANGE THE ENDING OF THE FILM 3 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE PREMIERE. THIS WAS ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT BECAUSE THE CHARACTER OF “YOUNG WILL” NEEDED TO BE SHOWN IN THE BROAD DAYLIGHT. WHILE THE EFFORTS WERE GREAT, THE FINAL PRODUCT WAS LESS THAN.   THIS SCENE ALONE REQUIRED AROUND 100 MEMBERS, COST THEM CLOSE TO $25M, AND THAT ENDING SHOT EFFECTIVELY FELL FLAT.   

WE HAVE RECREATED THIS SHOT, WITH ONE ARTIST IN A FEW DAYS.

STUNT DOUBLES

STUNT DOUBLES ARE COMMONLY USED BY HOLLYWOOD IN LIEU OF COSTLY DIGITAL EDITING IN ORDER TO PORTRAY A CHARACTER'S’ LIKENESS.  THIS PROCESS HOWEVER, ENTAILS MASKING THE BODY DOUBLE’S FACE.

 

GANIMATION ENABLES FILM MAKERS TO  NO LONGER HIDE THESE FACES,  OPENING UP VAST POSSIBILITIES FOR PREVIOUSLY COST-PROHIBITIVE SHOTS AND ACTION PACKED SCENES. 

CHARACTER REPLACEMNT
CHARACTER
REPLACEMENT

DEAGING THE CHARACTERS IN THE IRISHMAN ENTAILED, A TWO YEAR CUSTOM CAMERA DEVELOPMENT PEROID, A HEFTY PRODUCTION BUDGET , A HIGHLY PAID TEAM OF CG ARTISTS AND SEVERAL MONTHS IN POST PRODUCTION.  THESE EFFORTS WHILE EFFECTIVE, ARE NO LONGER NECESSARY WITH GANIMATION. 

DE-AGING IS EASIER THAN EVER, THE FOLLOWING CLIP [ FROM BLADE RUNNER 2049 ] WAS DYNAMICALLY DE-AGED IN 3 DAYS BY 1 ARTIST WITH A CLICK OF A BUTTON, WE WERE ABLE TO DEAGE HARRISON FORD BY ROUGHLY 20 YEARS. 

CHARACTER RE-AGING
& VFX MAKEUP

PROSTHETICS & VFX MAKEUP IS A TIME CONSUMING PROCESS.  WETHER ITS MAKING AN ACTOR LOOK OLDER, YOUNGER, OR SUPERNATURAL IT REQUIRES SEVERAL HOURS OF MAKEUP DAILY WHILE SHOOTING. 

GANIMATION  MEANS YOU ONLY NEED TO RECORD MAKEUP DATA ONCE SAVING YOU HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF REAPPLICATION AND TIME WITH YOUR CAST.