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| Machine Learning and Style Transfer at Filmakademie’s Animationsinstitut

Students of the Technical Director course at Filmakademie’s Animationsinstitut are experimenting with the latest machine learning approaches for style transfer to find applications in filmmaking.

Mahmoud Hesham has successfully enhanced an animatic sequence with a reference style image for the project “Paris, you got me”, a final year project by Julie Böhm and Aleksandra Todorovic due in early 2018. This allowed a much more comprehensive vision of the final appearance at a very early stage.

Juraj Tomori, applied an alternate style to the AniTrailer/AniPlay production “Pulse of Life” (by Caroline Kießling and Tina Vest). While the initial visual identity was realistic he experimented with a rather abstract representation. Juraj also documented his approach and published a tutorial on how to achieve the result on his blog.