- author: Ai Lockup
Creating a Stunning Video or Documentary: An In-Depth Guide
Creating a captivating and visually stunning video or documentary can be a challenging and time-consuming process. From crafting a compelling story to shooting and editing the footage, every step requires meticulous attention to detail and creativity. However, with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI), you can now streamline and simplify this process.
In this article, we will take you through the step-by-step process of creating a stunning video using the AI-powered tool, Pico Lab. Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker, a content creator, or simply someone interested in video production, this guide will help you navigate the world of AI-generated videos.
Step 1: Join the Beta and Access Pico Lab
To begin your journey towards creating AI-generated videos, you first need to join the beta version of Pico Lab. Visit their website and click on the "Join Beta" button. This will redirect you to your Discord account. If you don't have a Discord account, you will need to create one to proceed.
If you encounter any errors during the process, you can find an invitation link in the description of the video. This invitation will grant you access to the Pico Lab Discord Channel, where you will find all the necessary instructions and resources for creating your video.
Step 2: Familiarize Yourself with Pico Lab
Once you have joined the Pico Lab Discord Channel, head over to the "Getting Started" section. Here, you will find a comprehensive guide that will walk you through each stage of the video creation process using Pico Lab. Make sure to absorb all the information provided in this guide for a smooth experience.
Additionally, you will find various prompts and guides in the channel. These prompts include the guidance scale, which determines the relevance of the generated video to your keyword, the neg (negative prompt) to avoid certain video elements, the aspect ratio (AR) for setting the video's dimensions, and the seed for generating consistent prompts. There is also a sample prompt available for animating images.
Lastly, you will find links to Pico Lab's social media accounts. Joining these communities can provide you with additional resources, tips, and inspiration.
Step 3: Train Chat GPT for Better Prompts
To generate consistent and high-quality prompts, we will need to train Chat GPT. Begin by collecting the training prompt guide provided by Pico Lab. This guide is tailored specifically for Pico Lab and will help you generate relevant prompts for your video. You can find the training prompt guide in the video description.
Copy the training prompt guide and paste it into Chat GPT. Once you have done that, Chat GPT will be ready to generate prompts for Pico Lab. Enter any keyword that represents your video's content and hit the enter button to let GPT generate three prompts related to your keyword.
Step 4: Generate Prompts with Pico Lab
Now it's time to generate prompts for Pico Lab using Chat GPT. Copy the first prompt generated by Chat GPT and paste it into the message box of Pico Lab. Hit the enter button to initiate the video generation process. Keep in mind that the video generation might take some time, especially if there is high demand on the platform. Pico Lab will notify you once your video is ready for download.
If you are not satisfied with the generated video, you can simply click on the regenerate icon to create a new one. Repeat this process until you are happy with the result. Once you have found the perfect video, click on the download icon to save it on your device.
Step 5: Creating a Custom Thread
To avoid the crowd and have a more personalized experience, you can create a custom thread in Pico Lab. Creating a custom thread allows you to have control over the video generation process and eliminates the need to compete with other users for resources.
To create a custom thread, click on the three-dot menu and select "Create Thread". This will create a new thread on the right side of the interface. To activate the thread, enter a random message and hit the enter button. Now, your custom thread is ready, and you won't be shown other users' videos.
Step 6: Image to Video Generation
In addition to generating video content, Pico Lab also allows you to animate images. This feature can add another dimension of creativity to your videos. To animate an image, click on the message box and scroll up to select the image prompt. Upload the image you want to animate and provide a prompt in the prompt box. Pico Lab will then animate the image based on the given prompt.
Step 7: Generate Multiple Videos
By following the same process outlined in step 4, you can generate multiple videos using different prompts. Copy the prompts generated by Chat GPT one by one and paste them into Pico Lab. This way, you can create a series of videos tailored to your preferences and keywords.
Step 8: Voiceover Script
To add narration or voiceovers to your videos, you will need a script. Chat GPT can once again come to the rescue. Ask Chat GPT to generate a voiceover script for your video by entering a command like "Give me a voiceover script for this movie in one paragraph."
Once you have the script, you can either use your own voice or choose an AI-powered voice generator, such as 11 Labs Levo or Muff, to create the voiceover. Record or generate the voiceover and edit it with an editing software like Wondershare Filmora.
Step 9: Editing the Video
To bring everything together, import all the footage into your editing software. This includes the voiceover file, Pico Lab's generated video footage, and any additional elements you want to include in your video.
Arrange the footage in the timeline, making sure the voiceover aligns with the visuals. Adjust the length of the footage, add transitions or effects, and fine-tune the overall flow of the video.
Step 10: Export and Enjoy
After editing, you're ready to export the final video. Choose the appropriate settings for your intended platform or audience, and export the video in your desired format. Once the exporting process is complete, sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Share Your Experience and Results
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In conclusion, the combination of AI and video creation tools like Pico Lab opens new possibilities for filmmakers and content creators. With a fraction of the effort, you can create stunning videos that captivate audiences and tell compelling stories. Embrace the power of AI and embark on your journey to creating remarkable videos.
Thank you for joining us on this video production adventure, and until next time, happy creating!