In recent days and weeks, AI trailers in the style of Wes Anderson have repeatedly gone viral. These are a thematically coherent string of short film snippets created with generative AI models. One of the biggest viral hits of the last weeks was "Star Wars by Wes Anderson Trailer | The Galactic Menagerie":
Compared to typical AI movies generated with Gen2 or similar generators, the viral "Wes Anderson" clips are not only characterized by the typical image smoothness, but also by the temporal consistency, which is normally not yet achieved with current AI models.
Matt Wolfe has now shown on his Youtube channel why this is so successful and how you can create such works yourself with common AI tools. In a very detailed "Making of" he builds his own, also very successful "Batman by Wes Anderson Trailer" from scratch:
For those who don&t want to skip long now and just want to learn in principle how it works, here&s a keyword-like short version:
First, still images were generated with celebrity actors in costumes in midjourney
Then the corresponding celebrity voices were generated with elevenlabs-io.
Then, mouth movements to the generated audio voice were "rendered" into the video using Digital People.
A clever and crucial trick is to render videos in which nothing is said. Then you get simple head movements with blinks and other small mini-changes, which still adequately underscores the basic lethargic mood of a quiet Wes Anderson mood.
There&s not much more to it, and the result can be astonishing - without even one scene of it having been "shot" with a real camera or actor: