We generate face animations from large image collections of a person's face, by computing an optimized, aligned subsequence.

Our approach is the basis for the Face Movies feature in Google's Picasa.

A key contribution is proving why the cross dissolve produces a strong motion effect.

That work appeared in SIGGRAPH 2011 and was chosen to appear on the back cover!

Check out the project website for more info:
grail.cs.washington.edu/photobios

And let us know what you think! :)

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