Back to Blog Index

Going Viral: Behind the AI-Generated Wes Anderson Trailers for Star Wars and LOTR

No items found.

What can AI do for you as a Filmmaker?

In this episode of the School of Motion Podcast, we are joined by Caleb Ward of Curious Refuge to chat about two of their recent and massively successful movie trailers that were created with AI tools like like ChatGPT, Midjourney, D-ID and Eleven Labs. The Wes-Anderson-inspired trailers combine Wes's signature style with Lord of The Rings and Star Wars and quickly gathered millions of views.

In this interview, he walks us through how he made these films, and tells us what it’s like to go mega viral. We also dive into the future of creativity in the face of AI, and the complex ethical questions around all of this.
Check out Caleb’s channel at https://www.youtube.com/@curiousrefuge

Show Notes

Artists

Caleb Ward

Saber Jlassi

Wes Anderson

Collin Cameron

Dan Jeffries

Work

Star Wars

Lord of The Rings

Star Wars by Wes Anderson Trailer | The Galactic Menagerie

Lord of the Rings by Wes Anderson Trailer | The Whimsical Fellowship

Harry Potter by Balenciaga

Joey's Corridor Digital video

Dan Jeffries Interview

The JFK Assassination in 4K 360° VR

The Nightly Rundown with Al Powers | AI Late Night Comedy

Coca-Cola Masterpiece

Resources

Curious Refuge

Rebelway

Youtube

Reddit

Midjourney Subreddit

Twitter

TikTok

Hollywood Reporter

Yahoo

Dall E

Stable Diffusion

Adobe Firefly

Canva

Half Rez

Houdini 

Nuke

Dive into real-time 3D with our Unreal Engine beginner's course by Jonathan Winbush. Master importing assets, world-building, animation, and cinematic sequences to create stunning 3D renders in no time! Perfect for motion designers ready to level up.

Explore this Course

Unlock the secrets of character design in this dynamic course! Explore shape language, anatomy rules, and motifs to craft animation-ready characters. Gain drawing tips, hacks, and Procreate mastery (or any drawing app). Ideal for artists seeking to elevate their craft.

Explore this Course

Elevate your freelance motion design career with our guide to client success. Master a repeatable method for finding, contacting, and landing clients. Learn to identify prospects, nurture leads, and develop a thriving freelance philosophy amidst chaos.

Explore this Course

Rev up your editing skills with After Effects! Learn to use it for everyday needs and craft dynamic templates (Mogrts) for smarter teamwork. You'll master creating animated graphics, removing unwanted elements, tracking graphics, and making customizable templates.

Explore this Course

Stand out with Demo Reel Dash! Learn to spotlight your best work and market your unique brand of magic. By the end, you'll have a brand new demo reel and a custom campaign to showcase yourself to an audience aligned with your career goals.

Explore this Course

Illuminate your 3D skills with Lights, Camera, Render! Dive deep into advanced Cinema 4D techniques with David Ariew. Master core cinematography skills, gain valuable assets, and learn tools and best practices to create stunning work that wows clients.

Explore this Course

Master After Effects at your own pace with Jake Bartlett's beginner course. Perfect for video editors, you'll learn to create stylish animated graphics, remove unwanted elements, and track graphics into shots. By the end, you'll be equipped for everyday AE needs and more.

Explore this Course

Revolutionize your Premiere workflow with customizable AE templates! Master creating dynamic Motion Graphics Templates (Mogrts) in After Effects to speed up your team's work. By the end, you'll craft easily-customizable templates for seamless use in Premiere Pro.

Explore this Course
Your download is in your inbox!!!
Check your email (spam, too) for the download link!
Please check the spam folder if you don't see the message within a minute or two. Google likes to hide your downloads, sometimes.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.