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Google's Veo and Imagen 3 are rewriting the YouTube-Hollywood collision. Cut to the details now!

In today's rundown

VISUAL CREATORS
For your artistic side.

Google wowed at its I/O conference, introducing Veo, an AI tool that can churn out cinematic clips that mimic real-world physics with “high-quality” resolutions.

Veo isn’t just for short videos, either: It can handle longer 1080p pieces with features like aerial shots and time-lapse. To create, users feed Veo with image, video, or text prompts. The tool is free and open to select creators and a waitlist that will give filmmakers an opportunity to try it out.

Google’s also extending Imagen and promises “higher fidelity” and “fewer visual artifacts.” Sign-ups for the “experimental tool” are already open, but early access is only going to a select few in Google’s VideoFX program.

Prompt: View from above of beautiful river canyon with trees, showcasing its stunning natural beauty with green mountains and blue waters. The photo captures the vastness of nature’s creation in the style of its creation.

Prompt: Shot in the style of DSLR camera with the polarizing filter. A photo of two hot air balloons floating over the unique rock formations in Cappadocia, Turkey. The colors and patterns on these balloons contrast beautifully against the earth tones of the landscape below. This shot captures the sense of adventure that comes with enjoying such an experience.

It’s a move that’s being touted as the new frontier for storytelling – at least, that’s according to Donald Glover, who’s been experimenting with Veo to create films that build cultural understanding through vivid narratives.

Whether that’s good news or not is another matter: AI imaging tools have stirred up controversy among creators concerned about copyright and compensation.

PRODUCTION MASTERY
The commercial aspects of creativity.

Remember the kid who went from YouTube to Hollywood on the back of a viral video? Well, Wesley Wang just signed a deal with Sony and Darren Aronofsky to direct his first feature film.

His flick, “Nothing Except Everything”, was initially snubbed by prestigious festivals. But thanks to the internet's love affair with underdog stories, it blew up on YouTube.

Cue Darren Aronofsky sliding into Wesley's DMs, and next thing you know, they’re cooking up a Sony TriStar film. Sounds like the plot of an indie movie, right? This is real life, where YouTube creators are giving Hollywood’s old guard a run for their money – or rather, a way to make more without losing as much.

It’s a groundbreaking move that shows how YouTube creators are reshaping Hollywood. Wang’s video connected with Gen Z in a big way, and now he’s taking that storytelling magic to the big screen.

YouTube-to-Hollywood crossovers are becoming the new normal as studios seek fresh talent and lower-budget hits. It’s a win-win for creators and studios looking to capture the online audience. With built-in audiences and lower production costs, YouTube is quickly becoming an incubator for the next generation of Hollywood auteurs.

If you think this is just a one-off, think again; it's a sign of times to come, where the next Spielberg might be uploading to YouTube as we speak.

CREATOR ECONOMY
Navigating the digital creative world.

🎬 ChatGPT: Your New AI Film School?

OpenAI unveils ChatGPT-4o, a lightning-fast AI with capabilities spanning text, vision, and audio. This new AI assistant isn’t just about text responses; it can observe and react to your world in real-time.

It comes with a more "natural" voice and sport new "omni" features that show promise of becoming your all-in-one creative sidekick with lightning-fast response times and better context handling.

Basically, it's trying to be your pocket genius for text, image, and audio. But the real plot twist? It might just school you in math or help you untangle that Premiere Pro mess you made. While it’s still in the early release phase, the “omni” model promises a leap towards smoother human-computer banter.

Could ChatGPT-4o edit your next film or help you untangle software snags? The future role of creators in this AI-assisted landscape isn't clear, but the tech is advancing faster than a plot twist.

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🔥 Press Worthy

📽️ VISUAL CREATORS

Meta's Chris Cox reveals that they're training their text-to-image model, Emu, on public photos from Instagram, which he dubs a "great repository of incredible imagery." Photographers aren't exactly thrilled about their work becoming AI fodder without permission or compensation.

Google I/O showcased a trove of AI updates, from new models like Gemini and Veo to Project Astra, a multi-modal assistant. Watermarking tool SynthID will expand to combat deepfakes, and Gemini Nano promises on-device generative AI.

📈 PRODUCTION MASTERY

Topaz Labs releases Video AI 5, upgrading its video enhancement software with a redesigned interface and faster multithreaded encoding. It enhances footage using AI to upscale resolution, stabilize camera movement, denoise, and add frames for slow motion, among other features.

Fuji's inventory strategy raises eyebrows: They're fine with backorders. Fuji aims to preserve brand value and avoid discount sales. Mirrorless may change how Fuji sells cameras.

🎭 CREATOR ECONOMY

Eight TikTok creators sue U.S. government over new law that could ban the app unless its parent company sells its stakes within a year, arguing it violates their free speech rights.

Instagram is testing the expansion of its popular "Notes" feature, allowing users to add conversation prompts to feed posts and Reels. The move is part of the platform's ongoing efforts to engage younger users in the face of competition from TikTok.

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