LucasFilm hired YouTuber author of Mark Hamill’s deepfake

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The videos of “deepfakes” bloom on YouTube, and the creator of one of them, both passionate about special effects and the saga Star wars, has just made his dream come true by being hired by Industrial Light and Magic, the VFX company founded by LucasFilm. Known under the pseudonym Shamook, he caused a sensation last December by polishing the digital rejuvenation of Mark Hamill during a scene in season 2 of The Mandalorian. His video has been viewed more than 2 million times, going as far as tracing back to the bosses of ILM, who decided to hire him.

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“As some of you know, I joined ILM / Lucasfilm a few months ago, and haven’t had time to recreate any content on YouTube, He explains in comment, under his last video. Now that I am well organized in my work, I should resume the videos. Well, they will still be spaced in time, but I hope they will not have several months apart! Enjoy! “ Industrial Light and Magic has for its part published a press release (relayed by IndieWire) regarding this hiring, which did not go unnoticed in the United States: “ILM is always looking for talented artists and has indeed hired the YouTuber known as Shamook. In recent years, ILM has been investing in Artificial Intelligence software to create stunning visual effects. these new technologies. “

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