Incredible AI footage imagines Harry Potter was shot vertically

Screenshots from Harry Potter movies made to look filmed in AI format
(Image credit: Warner Bros/Future)

We've seen plenty of weird examples of AI generated imagery, including Photoshop's stunning Generative Fill, capable of, as the name suggests, filling an image with an AI-generated background. Fewer examples of AI video have done the rounds (save for Will Smith eating spaghetti – link at the bottom if you're so inclined), but this version of generative fill for video is pretty incredible.

A Reddit user has shared a video showing how AI model StableDiffusion has been used to fill in the tops and bottoms of shots from the Harry Potter film series, creating the effect that they've been filmed in a vertical orientation – and it's far more authentic-looking than you'd expect. (Looking for more AI strangeness? Check out the weirdest art created with AI.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.