DEEPFAKE Yourself Like Kendrick Lamar (Tutorial)

Learn how to create realistic deepfakes like in the musics video The Heart Part 5 from Kendrick Lamar. In this tutorial we use Deepfacelab and Machine Video Editor.

Deepfaked Music video

After 5 years Kendrick Lamar finally released his new album. And I think his “announcement” video was just perfect. The music video for The Heart Part 5 is a big hit. People love that he’s back and the video itself is mind blowing. You can see his face smoothly transform from one well-known person to another. Of course as you can guess this video was done with deep fake technology.

Kendrick Lamar Changing Faces
Kendrick Lamar Changing Faces

Machine Video Editor

Back in 2019 we already did a tutorial on how to use DeepFaceLab. But we decided to make an update on it. The software has changed a bit but deepfake professionals also started using Machine Video Editor next to it.

Machine Video Editor Interface
Interface of Machine Video Editor

Basically what this new software does is manage the data gathering. Next to this it also has a great feature which out masks the face in different segments, like the nose, mouth, eyes, etc. This is particularly handy when you want to take your end result to the next level.

You can create luma masks to cut out all those different parts of the face. Bringing these into a software like After Effects to individually control the exposure and color settings.

Storyblocks

Big thanks to Storyblocks for the support on this video. Their community driven library always help us to find something perfect for that particular VFX shot. They really help us to bring our Visual effects to life, without compromising on anything.

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