It is fascinating to ponder the future of the film industry in light of the rapid progress being made in image generation technology. As of now, we are capable of producing text and images based on prompts, and with additional refinement based on initial outputs, we can achieve results that closely align with our desired outcomes.
Considering that a movie is essentially a sequence of images synchronized with audio, it’s not impossible to imagine this type of technology being applied to movie production in the future. With the continued advancement of hardware capabilities, it’s conceivable that we may reach a point where a full-length feature film with a captivating storyline and score could be created in just a few seconds or minutes.
Before this level of technological advancement is reached, it is highly probable that all movies will be created through photorealistic CGI, rendering the traditional method of filming with cameras and actors obsolete. There would no longer be a need to pay for expensive and temperamental actors when you could generate the perfect-looking, obedient CGI human being to execute exactly what is required.
Moreover, why bother travelling to different locations around the world for on-location filming when all backgrounds can be created to perfection with CGI technology? The realism of these generated scenes could be indistinguishable from reality.
In the event that we achieve rapid movie generation, one could sit back and relax while their television takes care of the rest. By stating what you’re in the mood to watch, a tailored movie would be generated based on your preferences and viewing history. By analyzing what you’ve watched fully and what you’ve stopped watching midway, your TV could offer the perfect movie, completely personalized to your tastes.
It is entirely possible that image generation technology will revolutionize the film industry as we know it. By removing the need for physical cameras and human actors, we may enter an era where movies are entirely CGI-generated and can be produced at an astonishingly rapid pace. Such advancements would undoubtedly change the way we consume and create cinema.
So if you want Churchill fighting the Nazis in Europe and zombies on the home front, you can now get exactly what you want.
Of course, if we have this technology, it is only one step removed from offering real-time generation of a photorealistic environment, and that will be virtual reality. Will there be any reason to leave the house any more?