Last year Lucasfilm pleasantly surprised fans with the appearance of Luke Skywalker in the finale of ‘The Mandalorian” season two. For the scene they used de-aging technology on Mark Hamill to make him appear younger for the part. It was a bit off and fans noticed.
Not long after the episode was released, deepfake artist “Shamook” had posted his version of de-aged Luke Skywalker that was infinitely better and resembled the actor far better. At the time many people joked, ourselves included, that Lucasfilm should just hire him to do de-aged scenes. It appears that they did.
Lucasfilm apparently hired the artist to work for them and it was a good move. I can give them that.
Due to his hiring at Lucasfilm, Shamook hasn’t posted videos in awhile, but he he just put out this statement letting fans know where he’s been and that videos will be coming.
“As some of you may already know, I joined ILM/Lucasfilms a few months ago and haven’t had the time to work on any new YouTube content. Now I’ve settled into my job, uploads should start increasing again. They’ll still be slow, but hopefully not months apart. Enjoy!”
He also let people know his job title is officially “Senior Facial Capture Artist.”
He has also done other character fixes from films like “Rogue One” where he fixed Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin. He’s also taken original actors and deepfaked them into new versions of films like “Solo” and “The Mummy.” He’s even put Chris Pratt in as Indiana Jones.
Those are all available to watch on his YouTube channel HERE.
As you can see he does a fantastic job and it was a good enough job for Lucasfilm to simply hire him. I think it’s a great decision and proves that sometimes if you’re really good at something the right people notice.
Now if we can just get ‘Star Wars’ back on track.
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