A neural network and a movie? Why not! Director Vladimir Khotinenko told about an unconventional course of action when making a movie
Film director and screenwriter, People's Artist Vladimir Khotinenko discussed with the guests of the meeting the possibilities of developing modern technologies in the film industry at his master class at the Tashkent International Film Festival "Pearl of the Silk Road".
The guest speaker's collection of films includes such films as "Demon of the Revolution", "The Heirs", "1612", "Roy", "Parvus Memorandum", and "The Muslim".
The meeting was also attended by his wife, film historian Tatyana Yakovleva, who shared that as soon as they became aware of the film festival in Tashkent, they "dropped everything and decided to come".
Vladimir Khotinenko shared plans to create a tape "NeuroMakarov", the basis of which becomes the 1993 film with actor Sergei Makovetsky. Co-writer screenwriters, according to the plans of the creator, will be a neural network. What will come out of this - they can not yet say. The creative process is in full swing, using different forms and approaches of artificial intelligence. Cinematography, according to the director, is the prototype of artificial intelligence. But to try a neural network in a movie is something new.
- Our task at this master class was not to teach or train, but rather to sow seeds of interest.
And they - Vladimir Khotinenko and Tatiana Yakovleva - undoubtedly succeeded. There were no free seats, the hall was completely filled. The directors came to listen and were ready to do so, even sitting on the steps.
- It was mutual interest, there were no awkward pauses, there was a second-by-second sense of what we met for," Vladimir Khotinenko shared his impressions immediately after the master class. - The importance of the Tashkent Film Festival can hardly be overestimated. Tatyana Vitalievna (my wife) and I were both at that historical and this modern - revived film festival three years ago. It is absolutely right that its revival is given attention at such a high level. And communication at a master class, I believe, is no less fruitful than literal study at a university. And it is wonderful when a meaningful conversation takes place, ideas arise, and then they talk about inspiration.