An edit of a 1907 Alice Guy Blaché film “The Irresistible Piano“. AI enhanced to produce possibly the oldest ever music video
Alice Guy-Blaché was a pioneer film director and one of the few women working in the movies,
Her story begins in 1885, after she attended an early Lumiere film presentation. Alice was a secretary working for a certain Léon Gaumont. He manufactured cameras.
She convinced her boss to purchase a Lumiere Cinématographe and to allow her to shoot a film.
The Gaumont Film Company was born and the rest is motion picture history.
AI Enhanced Alice Guy Film – Dancing Seamstresses 1907
The plot revolves round a musician in an apartment building who’s pounding piano triggers a dance jamboree. We tried piano tunes of the era. Even Ragtime. A juxtaposition of American barn dance music to a French movie from the Edwardian era was the solution.
The result is very funny, and a little surreal.
Restored to 4k 60 fps clarity using Neural networks.
The Deep Learning Restoration Process:
Some of the deep learning AI machines like Dain, and DeOldify are freely available from the Github community.
Try the Dain App for desktop. You will need a computer with a good Nvidea graphics card, and lots of patience.
AI Upscaling Process
- Removed artifacts and noise.
- Interpolated new frames ( from 15 to 60 fps) using the DainApp, to add depth awareness
- Upscaled the original 480p film to 4K resolution using Topaz Video Enhance AI and Vidcoder.
- Added neural color using Deoldify
- Added music !
That’s all ! © GlamourDaze.