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The Creative Duo: Human Artists and AI Art Makers

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In the art world, a new partnership is taking center stage: human artists and AI art makers. This duo is blending the emotional depth of human creativity with the precision and speed of artificial intelligence, opening up a new realm of possibilities for what art can be.

What is an AI Art Maker?

An AI art maker is a computer program designed to create art. It’s like a digital partner for the human artist, offering a new set of tools to express creativity. These AI systems learn from looking at a lot of different artworks and then use that knowledge to make new pieces of art.

How AI Art Enhances Creativity

AI art is not here to replace human artists; they’re here to help them. They can do the quick work of trying out different colors or styles, which lets artists see lots of options fast. This can help artists choose the best path for their vision.

Moreover, AI can handle the more repetitive parts of making art, like filling in backgrounds, which frees up time for artists to focus on the parts of their work that need a human touch.

The Collaboration Process

When artists and AI work together, it’s a back-and-forth process. The artist might start with an idea and use the AI to explore different ways to bring that idea to life. Then, they can refine the results, adding personal touches or making changes until the piece feels just right.

This partnership allows for a mix of human intuition and AI’s vast data processing, leading to unique artworks that might not have been possible for either to create alone.

AI Art in the Professional World

Professional artists are finding art makers to be valuable assistants. In fields like graphic design, movie production, and video game development, AI can quickly generate images and patterns, helping to speed up the creation process.

This doesn’t just save time; it also allows for more experimentation. Designers can try out more ideas, leading to better final products and more innovative designs.

The Ethical Side of AI Art

With AI making art, there are new questions about who owns the art and how to credit it. Is the artist the person who had the idea, the one who built the AI, or the AI itself? These are questions people need to find answers to.

It’s important to make sure that AI art is used in a way that’s fair and respects the rights of human artists. As AI becomes a bigger part of art, these issues will need clear rules.

The Future of Art with AI

The future of art with AI looks exciting. As AI improves, it will become an even more powerful tool for artists. One might see new styles of art that one can’t even imagine right now.

As art makers become more common, they’ll keep changing how art is made. This will open up art to more people, making it easier for anyone to create and share their vision with the world.

Adobe Firefly states, “Adobe Firefly is a fast, intuitive way to create AI-generated art in a variety of styles. It lets you create detailed, stylish images with a text prompt. You can quickly customize your images with other Firefly tools, or fine-tune it even further in Creative Cloud apps like Adobe Photoshop.”

The partnership between human artists and AI art is a powerful one. Together, they’re creating a new kind of art that’s rich, diverse, and full of potential. As one moves forward, this creative duo will continue to push the boundaries of what art can be, making the world a more vibrant and imaginative place.

‘How the 1970s shaped the Hollywood movie blockbuster’, according to Alpha1Media

By its Founder and Writer-Producer, Talal Malik, Global media and entertainment firm Alpha1Media launched the exclusive new industry opinion-editorial on ‘How the 1970s shaped the Hollywood blockbuster movie’, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of ‘The Godfather’ winning the Best Picture Oscar on March 27, 1973.
With eight out of the top 10 highest-grossing films at the global box office in 2022 being special effects-driven franchise sequels or superhero movies, the first Hollywood movie to dominate the box office as a blockbuster was actually ‘The Godfather’, writes Talal Malik in the exclusive op-ed on Alpha1Media.com.
“‘The Godfather’ was a drama film based on the relationships between people and the choices they make, made on a tight budget with a young director with no special effects, and yet became the first Hollywood blockbuster,” said Talal Malik at the launch of the op-ed.
“But if the truth be told, the Marvel, DC and Hollywood franchise films of today actually owe their box office dominance to the foundational performance of that film, and what it kickstarted, which also raises the question – and a challenge – of whether films like ‘The Godfather’ and influential successors can once again dominate the global box office.”
As a writer-producer with Alpha1Media, Talal Malik’s work and thought leadership has been recognised by some of the most influential people in the global film industry, and his latest article not only charts the lineage of the Hollywood blockbuster, but addresses the on-going controversy about franchise dominance at the box office and what can be done, as he terms, to achieve “a rebalancing.”
Alpha1Media Founder and Writer-Producer Talal Malik, as an official participant at the 75th Festival de Cannes, proposed that 2022 was to become the Year of Cinema’s Next Quantum Leap, and so published his exclusive milestone perspective on the future of global cinema on May 23, 2022, in prestigious British newspaper, ‘The Independent’(Premium Section), expanded exclusively on Alpha1Media.com as ‘Cinema’s Next Quantum Leap’, and also published in Arabic in Fortune Magazine (US) and also in Mandarin, while ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ had its Official Selection Screening in Cannes on May 18, 2022.
With the immediate subsequent worldwide release of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’  ,this became true, with Tom Cruise’s first film in his career to exceed $100 million at the domestic U.S. box office, and exceeding $1 billion at the global box office, becoming the No. 1 on the A1Film Top 10 Films 2022 and the A1Film Best Picture Winner 2022, while James Cameron’s ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ became 2022’s highest grossing film within less than a month of its release and into 2023, also winning the A1Film Best Director Winner 2022 and No. 2 on the A1Film Top 10 Films 2022.

Some of the most influential people in the Hollywood movie industry and global popular culture are cited and discussed in the article, including Albert Ruddy, Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Rober De Niro, Talia Shire, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, Carl Weathers, Muhammad Ali, Thayer David, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr., Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, Nicholas Hammond, Frank D. Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Ilya Salkind, Christopher Reeve, James Cameron, Tom Cruise, Joseph Zito, Christopher Nolan, Tom Shone, Orson Welles, Mario Kassar, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Michael Jordan.

In addition in 2022, Alpha1Media Founder Talal Malik as a Writer-Producer was also an official participant at the Berlinale – The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival in Germany where the company’s blockbuster film project was featured on the use of artificial intelligence (A.I.) on February 11, 2022 and was then featured as a key speaker on a panel discussion in Lausanne, Switzerland,  on ‘Financing movies with the help of A.I.’
Alpha1Media on January 4, 2023, launched the A1Film Preview 2023, its acclaimed annual list of the top most-anticipated films from around the world which cinema audiences can look forward to watching in 2023, with many great filmmakers and actors returning with films at critical points in their careers.
Alpha1Media on December 30, 2022, launched its A1Film Awards 2022, celebrating the best of cinema in 2022, based on the A1Film Top 10 Best Movies 2022, launched on December 28, 2022.
Alpha1Media (Media. ENHANCED) is a global media and entertainment firm. Alpha1Media produces and advises onmedia creation using 10×10 types of media including phone, print, TV, radio,  billboard, computer, cinema and futuristicmedia based on scale, motion and holograms.
In the film sector, Alpha1Media focuses on film development, production, financing and cultural advisory services. Itcurrently has six film projects in development with production value estimated at over USD $500 million.

® ‘The Godfather’, Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Change Embraced by The Abundance Film With New Name and Website

Bristol-based documentary production company, The Abundance Film, has recently altered their name and launched a new website. Now called See Through Stories, the group were formerly focused on making a single high-impact feature documentary for a private client. Now they’re actively looking to secure new commissions for producing purpose-led documentaries or TV series. Furthermore, they’ve rethought and evolved their mission, actively working toward environmental and social change through sustainable filmmaking.
See Through Stories produces high-end, specialist-factual feature documentaries and TV series in response to the current ecological crises. It’s their intention to bring a fresh, forward-thinking mindset to the making of films and digital content that explores human relationships with the rest of the natural world. Through their projects, they seek to ignite conversations about key environmental and social issues. Their mission is to inspire change through purpose-led storytelling.
The small team at See Through Stories has valuable industry expertise under their belt. Company Director Jon Clay brings over 25 years of experience in the natural history and environmental filmmaking sector. He’s made award-winning films for international audiences, worked on the BBC documentary TV series South PacificTribe and Wonders of the Monsoon, and produced and directed the Netflix feature documentary Breaking Boundaries. He also produced David Attenborough’s speech to world leaders at COP26 in 2021. Producer Ana Taboada got her start in environmental filmmaking working alongside Jon on Breaking Boundaries and The Earthshot Prize. She went on to produce and direct The Peak. The team also includes a specialist impact researcher, reflecting the importance they place on  drafting impact strategies right at the start of a project’s development.
The team at See Through Stories recognise that there is a shift taking place in audiences’ appetite for impact-driven films and they’re taking big strides to deliver this type of content. Leaning into a theory of change, they have their sights set on two initiatives: they’re working to create films that empower audiences to question the status quo by calling out corrupting stories and assumptions; and they’re also shining a light on healthier perspectives that can inspire audiences to imagine better futures.
“Big attention-grabbing films and series have the potential to create ‘cultural moments’ that ignite national and global conversations about issues that really matter, and open up the space for a plethora of additional content and ideas.” – Jon Clay, Director
Shifting the cultural perspective of natural history is also an important focus for See Through Stories. They invite collaborations with a wide range of cultures, including marginalised and Indigenous communities  In doing so, they seek to freshen the genre and broaden the Western lens of how natural history is viewed on screen.
Bringing Sustainable Filmmaking Into Focus 
Reducing their carbon footprint and normalising environmentally responsible filmmaking is a priority for the Bristol-based production company. Through their sustainable practices, they’re imagining a better future for the film industry. Not only do they work to adopt sustainable and equitable practices, but they also make it a point to share what they’re doing with other filmmakers.
Their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. The environmental organisation, Albert, published a case study about See Through Stories’ first film, Abundance: The Story of Us. Albert helps the TV and film production industry reduce its carbon footprint through the use of their bespoke carbon calculator and other online tools. Their two-part case study examines the green working standards See Through Stories is bringing to the film industry.
Taking their impact-driven philosophy a step further, See Through Stories are changing their articles of association and are now committed to putting profits into new films for social good instead of paying dividends to shareholders. They’re also focused on working with private philanthropists eager to fund high-impact projects that influence change.
Finally, See Through Stories stays committed to promoting a sustainable work culture. They dedicate Fridays to well-being and encourage their staff to get away from their screens and spend time outside. The team also has access to free mental healthcare services.
“Our weekly well-being days aren’t just an extended weekend, they’re essential time away from our screens – ideally spending time in nature – that makes space for creativity and clarity of thought, ensuring our work remains meaningful and fulfilling.” – Jon Clay, Director
Through its entertaining and impactful documentaries, See Through Stories is quickly establishing itself as a production company intent on inspiring change. And by staying at the forefront of sustainable film-making and purpose-led storytelling, they’re being the change their films inspire.

For Artists to Disrupt Broken Art Market, LettsArt Launch Free Website System

Announcing the intorduction of a dedicated artist website platform to service the needs of artists, galleries, dealers, collectors & museums.
LettsArt, a Web3 cloud-based platform is designed to support the needs of the entire art market – artists, galleries, art dealers, collectors and museums alike. The platform is live in full public beta, and is the first art website system to offer artists, galleries, museums and collectors the ability to showcase physical, digital and NFT art all in one place.
The current art market lacks market efficiency and transparency for the hundreds of selling artists and galleries, and legacy art marketplaces lack online innovation. LettsArt replaces clunky and costly DIY websites with an easy-to-navigate, powerful specialist gallery website that is free to use, allowing artists to focus on their craft, not on web design. And enhances the current widespread outreach by artists through social mediums like Instagram by providing an abundance of web features.
Philip Letts, Chair of LettsGroup and founder of LettsArt, said: “We believe that the art market is going through some fundamental changes. By enabling artists to easily launch their own online gallery and have direct interaction with their supporters and collectors, LettsArt could turn the art market on its head, interrupting the stranglehold of large gallery owners, auction houses and critics on the market and providing opportunities for creators and collectors alike.”
He continues: “The platform has the potential to attract a significant number of creators and provide a transparent and efficient art market for collectors worldwide. The art market has no stock exchange style clearing house and little direct support for a majority of artists and artist sales.”
LettsArt allows artists to set up their own websites/online galleries easily, accessing authenticity, collection and artwork management tools, minting and royalty management. It enables the display, promotion and sales of both physical and NFT-enabled digital art. Even allowing for direct payments to the artist by bank card, credit card and cryptocurrency.
LettsArt offers a number of membership options, starting with a free Creator option. Under this model, talented artists who could struggle to break into the exclusive art world will only pay a 10% commission taken for art sold through the system. This will be available to the first 5,000 artists who sign up, following which commission will be 12.5%. Equally, art collectors will benefit from direct artist sales and a more transparent and open market for exciting new art from around the world. Other membership options include Creator Plus (a multi-user option for  artists with assistants and staff), the Gallery option, and the Museum option, which all require monthly subscriptions and grant reduced commissions, along with increased user capabilities.
LettsArt also provides a secure environment for NFT art transactions. Both the creators and the collectors register with the site and provide profile information, tackling issues NFTs have had with fraud. Collectors have direct access to artists and a transparent art marketplace.
Philip Letts concludes: “LettsArt’s Web3 artist gallery model is timely as creators look to better monetise their followers and supporters on social media, including on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter. It is even timelier in light of statistics from market reports that show a doubling of art sales placed online from 2019 to 2021. Like everything else, the art market is moving online – LettsArt is pivotal to that transition.”
LettsArt is available to UK artists and galleries, now in full public beta. Artists can sign up at www.lettsart.com. Keep up to date with its progress through @lettsart on twitter.