CNN: Baby Elon Musk, rapping Kim Kardashian: Welcome to the world of silly deepfakes. “By day, Paul Shales is a computer programmer who works in advertising operations for a bank. By night, he’s creating videos that show Elon Musk as a creepy looking, giggly baby; President Donald Trump as a temperamental pageant contestant on ‘Toddlers & Tiaras;’ and Kim Kardashian freestyle rapping.”
CNET: Man who shared New Zealand mosque shooting video gets 21-month sentence. “A man who shared a video of the deadly New Zealand mosque shooting received a 21-month prison sentence on Tuesday. Philip Arps pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the video of the March 15 attacks, which were livestreamed by the shooter as he killed 51 people.”
CNET: IMDb streaming service gets a content makeover. “Amazon’s IMDb TV is stepping up its content game. The free streaming service, formerly known as FreeDive, will triple its content selection to include thousands of hits like Captain Fantastic and La La Land, the company said Monday.”
Reuters: UEFA launches streaming service of archive footage. “European football’s governing body UEFA said on Thursday it is launching an Internet-based streaming service that will give people access to a ‘gold mine’ of archive footage.”
How-To Geek: How to Film With Your Own Green Screen Using Your iPhone. “Blue and green screens are used by TV and movie studios to blend two videos by replacing the background with something different. You have that power on your iPhone and iPad and we’re going to show you how to use it.” It’s not perfect, but for a quick hack it’s not bad at all.
NewsFour: IFI launch archival treasure trove on IFI Player and June Dark Skies Festival. “The Irish Film Institute recently announced the launch of the Loopline collection on the IFI player. Loopline was set-up in 1982 by Sé Merry Doyle. A film-making company, its prominent focus was on documentaries. This launch of their collection highlights what is a veritable treasure trove which provides a fascinating insight on Irish society through different periods in the company’s near forty-year history.”
The Collegian: The History of Video Search: Who’s Still Standing, Who Isn’t, and New Players in the Space. “You may be wondering how video search has fared amidst the constant shifts in popularity and functionality, and it’s a thought worth considering. Video content is being consumed more and more online, with some platforms boasting staggering statistics: almost 5 billion videos are viewed on YouTube every day. Below is a brief overview of video search to better understand the digital playing field.”