Aenigma Lapidis Liquidi

Aenigma Lapidis Liquidi

Aenigma Lapidis Liquidi

AI Film

AI Film

AI Film

DIRECTOR

CINEMATOGRAPHER

SOUND

CLIENT

YEAR

Billy Boman

Billy Boman

Wojciech Kilar

LensGo AI

2024

Overview

The Aenigma of Liquid Stone | Aenigma Lapidis Liquidi is an ethereal AI dream and Audio - Visual - AI Experience in collaboration with LensGo AI.

It's centered around the concept of solid fluidity and hard liquids - Oxymorons of artistic expression.

What if Marble could move with the fluidity of Water?

What if Rock could dance like lingering Mist?

What if we could make Stone Liquid?

Evocative images of fluid statues have been run through the Animatediff model to interweave that image with videos of clouds, water, waves, smoke, & mist - all expressions of natures own fluid and dynamic dance.

Something hard & solid (statues) moving in a liquid & fluid way (smoke, waves etc)

It's also centered around the idea of taking something old & timeless (Marble Statues) and pairing that with something new and contemporary (AI Image & Video) to achieve a interesting artistic and conceptual contrast.

An essential part of the piece is the track - one of my absolute cinematic favorites from The Ninth Gate by Wojciech Kilar. The hauntingly beautiful piece balances between soaring beauty and haunting eeriness in the most mesmerizing way. Constantly balancing between major and minor, the beautiful and the grotesque - in a very conceptually complimentary way accompanying the visuals.

This piece was sponsored by LensGo AI which allowed for my first real experiment using Animatediff enabled by www.lensgo.ai.

Process

All Images done with Midjourney.

All Images Creatively Upscaled with Leonardo AI Universal Upscaler https://t.ly/0n8kW

All Videos Generated via www.lensgo.ai

All Videos Upscaled with Topaz Video AI https://topazlabs.com/ref/2424/

Creative Image Upscaling with Leonardo AI: https://app.leonardo.ai/?via=billy-boman

Video Editing in After Effects with Mr Horse Product Plugin: https://www.misterhorse.com?a_aid=billy

And AE Juice Plugin: https://aejuice.com/?ref=billy-boman

Attribution

Music Tracks: "Vocalise - Theme from The Ninth Gate" and "Blood on his Face - The Ninth Gate Soundtrack" by Wojciech Kilar

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