Just want to log this while I’m thinking about it; the proliferation of machine learning rotoscoping tools coming out I think will define a style for the next 3-7 years of masking out absolutely everything. Text will be composited into every single shot of every influencer’s videos, transitions will involve separate elements in the frame, effects and color correction will be drastically different between different objects in the frame, etc.

Maybe we’ll look back on it like we do circa 2009 lens flares. Maybe things will look dated if they aren’t cut out. We’ll see.

December 2, 2023