Here’s a few short clips from the 1982 scifi classic Blade Runner rendered in the style of Starry Night by Van Gogh (1853-90). I’m in love with the world that Syd Mead and Doug Trumbull created for the movie, and I think it’s strange but satisfying seeing some of the special effects rendered using brush-strokes.
To create these I used a hacked-up version of Style Transfer by the indestructible Frank Liu. The technique is an implementation of A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style which uses Deep Neural Networks to copy the artistic rendering from one image to another.
Feel free to ping me with any questions here or @bhautikj on twitter. I’ve got a few more of these coming :]
(c) Bhautik Joshi 2016