Those realistic Harry Potter images made by AI a while back pale in comparison with the Harry Potter by Balenciaga deepfakes going viral right now.
Two weeks ago, Demonflyingfox uploaded on Youtube a video called Harry Potter by Balenciaga. Now, there’s a sequel.
Ready for a nightmare vision of the children’s books many grew up with? I wasn’t and I must admit that the high cheekbones, sunken cheeks and severe expressions of the characters I love, from Hermione to Ron Dobby are pretty much nightmare fuel – though Dobby does look very much like a vision from Zoolander.
In the case of Dame Maggie Smith, her flawless features and impeccable demeanor were actually diminished by AI trying to get that Balenciaga, runway fashion look.
Demonflyingfox made Harry Potter by Balenciaga by generating images with Midjourney V4. You can see his process on his Patreon.