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Multimodal Generative Hackathon Nov 11-12
A technical and non-technical hackathon in Playa Del Rey
On Tuesday, we had an insightful discussion about the creator economy and AI tools at the FYI Campus. We’ll be posting it on our YouTube channel next week.
Earlier this year, our LA Tech Week Gen AI Virtual Worlds hackathon was a HUGE hit, allowing tinkerers to explore how generative AI could be used to create new worlds and experiences. With the rapid advancements in AI research, platforms like OpenAI, Hugging Face, and Twelve Labs APIs are now easily accessible for multimodal applications. Multimodal applications integrate multiple types of data inputs, such as text, images, and sound, to process and generate more comprehensive outputs. This leads us to a new hackathon we are supporting…
We're bringing together the brightest innovators in music, video, gaming, and AI to shape the future of entertainment and interactive design.
Participants can choose from two tracks:
AI Jam Session (images, videos, audio, text)
Dream big and visualize the future you desire. If you can't visualize it, you can't create it. We welcome AI developers and artists to collaborate, using generative AI platforms like Midjourney, DALL-E, Pika, Kaiber, Adobe Firefly, 11 Labs, et al.
Generative AI Apps and Worlds
Build groundbreaking tools, experiences, or consumer apps that utilize generative AI for music, video, images, 3D, and more.
Our friends at Hugging Face, Pika Labs, AE.Studio, and EZAI will be attending, and we’ll be announcing more partners, special guests, and cash prizes closer to the hackathon.
AI Cinema Screening at Sony Pictures Studio
Join us with our friends at Late Arrivals and Adobe on Thursday, Nov 2nd at the Sony Picture Studio Lot for Emergent Properties, a screening of innovative films using the latest generative AI techniques including the world premiere of "Sigma_001". You'll see stable diffusion VFX, animated MidJourney generations, synthetic audio, and the most creative applications of AI technology. Get a chance to hear from and meet the filmmakers and technologists doing pioneering work in the field.
Films & Filmmakers
Jacques - Directed by Paul Trillo
Paul Trillo is an LA-based film director and multidisciplinary artist. One of the first directors to make waves online with fully AI-animated seqeneces, Paul has established a reputation as one of the most tech-forward commercial directors. His film "Jacques" was shot in the Louvre and brings the famous Paris museum to life through generative AI VFX.
How I Faked My Life with AI - Directed by Kyle Vorbach
Kyle Vorbach is an LA-based film director focused on making high-impact, high-concept films, using music, comedy, and technology to bend genres and push boundaries. "How I Faked My Life with AI" is a short documentary where Kyle creates an extensive fake life on Instagram and social media made entirely with AI tools like Stable Diffusion & DreamBooth. The film is literally a documentation of this process.
/Imagine - Directed by Anna Aptor
Anna Apter is a Paris-based film director. "/Imagine" is a short film made entirely by Anna. The film is a series of tableaux shots that explore interlinking themes of loneliness and empty online lives. Anna generated still images using AI tools like Midjourney and then animated them using tools tools like Studio D-ID.
Glitch - Directed by Jeff Synthesized
Jeff Synthesized is an LA-based film director. Jeff has leveraged a wide variety of generative AI tools to make compelling concept trailers and short films. His film "Glitch" is a proof of concept for creating highly professional Pixar-style animations with AI. Jeff made the film completely by himself in around 100 hours.
Zebulon - Directed by Curious Refuge
Curious Refuge is composed of filmmakers Caleb Ward and Shelby Ward. After a series of viral AI film trailers for a Lord of the Rings film directed by Wes Anderson and a true Barbenhiemer crossover, Curious Refuge has established itself as a leading online hub of AI filmmaking. "Zebulon" is a short sci-fi film that serves as a remarkable example of how generative AI offers filmmakers the ability to generate compelling visual treatments for anything they can imagine.
Sigma_001 - Directed by Quinn Halleck, Produced by Late Arrivals
Quinn Halleck is an LA-based film director skilled in both narrative and documentary genres. He received mentorship from director/producer Michael Bay and helped and collaborated on the movies '6 Underground' and 'Ambulance'. To push the boundaries of generative AI, he teamed up with AI media company Late Arrivals and boutique visual effects company Digital Sorbet to make "Sigma_001", a film about an engineer at a major tech company who sneaks in a skeptical journalist to interview what he believes is the first sentient AI. "Sigma_001" uses the most cutting edge generative AI tools like Stable Diffusion, ControlNet, DeepFace Labs and more to create photorealistic AI imagery across the film.
Infinity Festival Nov 1-4
Now in its exciting sixth year, Infinity Festival Hollywood is the place where Hollywood meets Silicon Valley. The multi-day annual event held in Los Angeles brings together Hollywood’s finest creative talent with the latest cutting-edge tech. For 2023, Infinity Festival will be held in several adjacent Hollywood locations with most events happening at nya (formerly Goya) Studios. The festival continues its theme of “Story Enabled by Technology” with an entirely new slate of innovative programming, including industry-leading speakers, panel discussions, an A.I. Lab, mini-summits, screenings, and special events, each with an emerging-tech focus.
Use the ticket code IF202350 during registration to unlock a special discounted rate of 50% off.