It's Impossible to Tell that Deep Fake @deeptomcruise is Actually Not The Real Tom Cruise
Deeptomcruise is a TikTok account showing what the movie star Tom Cruise does in his life when he's not acting on film. However, very rarely, you'll find that something's slightly off in his TikTok videos, and that is because the person seen on the camera is not really Tom Cruise, but an impersonator and the videos are all synthetic media (better known as deepfakes). Thus the name @deeptomcruise.A Belgian visual effects artist named Chris Ume is the guy responsible for making these deepfake videos. But how does he make the videos believable? His secret is the impersonator who has the same hairstyle and mannerisms as the Hollywood actor. The rest of the job is left to the advanced AI system that will superimpose Tom Cruise's face to the impersonator. And voila! He has a hyperrealistic deepfake video.Ume is aware that the deepfakes are far from perfect, but he does not mind them, as he does not want to fool people. "I just want to show them what's possible," he says to Bill Whitaker in a 60 Minutes interview.Chris Ume is one of the world's leading artificial intelligence artists, and he, along with his brother Kevin and entrepreneur Thomas Graham, founded the synthetic media company Metaphysic.(Image Credit: @deeptomcruise/ TikTok)#SyntheticMedia #Deepfake #AI #TomCruise
How Tom Cruise Prepared for the Biggest Stunt in Movie History
Mission Impossible 7 won't be released until May of 2022, but naturally, the Paramount presentation at CinemaCon promoted all their biggest movies on the schedule for the next year. It included details of that big stunt in the seventh Mission Impossible film, in which Cruise rides a motorcycle off a cliff and then parachutes to the ground. Cruise spent an entire year training for this one scene!Over the course of a year, Cruise completed about 500 skydives, which sometimes included 30 in one day, as well as 13,000 motocross jumps on a specially constructed track. All of this was done to make sure Cruise was a complete expert at not just base jumping and parachuting but motocross too. He’d need to be all of those things to pull off the stunt on the day.
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