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Stanford.Edu Explains How MSM Maybe Using Real-time Face Capture & Reenactment To Dupe The Masses

By Carla B.

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What do you REALLY know about FAKE News?

Have you ever stopped to think, how or why mainstream media (MSM) consistently portrays many foreign leaders as negative, dangerous, simple minded enemies of the States… comparable to its counterparts?

Well, this video is for you.

In the presentation below  Matthias Niesser of Stanford.Edu lays down, in simple terms how mainstream news and other entities may be applying new technology  to push their agendas. (See full demonstration here www.Graphics.stanford.edu/~niessner/thies2016face.html.)

Real-time Face Capture and Reenactment - Credit: Stanford.Edu

According to the site:

We present a novel approach for real-time facial reenactment of a monocular target video sequence (e.g., Youtube video). The source sequence is also a monocular video stream, captured live with a commodity webcam. Our goal is to animate the facial expressions of the target video by a source actor and re-render the manipulated output video in a photo-realistic fashion. To this end, we first address the under-constrained problem of facial identity recovery from monocular video by non-rigid model-based bundling. At run time, we track facial expressions of both source and target video using a dense photometric consistency measure. Reenactment is then achieved by fast and efficient deformation transfer between source and target. The mouth interior that best matches the re-targeted expression is retrieved from the target sequence and warped to produce an accurate fit. Finally, we convincingly re-render the synthesized target face on top of the corresponding video stream such that it seamlessly blends with the real-world illumination. We demonstrate our method in a live setup, where Youtube videos are reenacted in real time. — Read more, click here to be redirected to Standford.edu.

After watching the video many things came in hindsight, particularly how the MSM uses the body language of purported enemies of the States to make them appear simple minded and crass, comparable to some of the same body language enacted by leaders here in the United States, which might be rationalized as being brilliant, witty, etc etc.

Screen capture courtesy of Standford.Edu

Notably, according to their study…  80-90% of what people perceive of another person, whether or not they believe the words they are saying to be truth, depends almost entirely on body language.

So, is it safe to say many of us have learned to rationalize what others are relaying by their mannerisms?? I think so.

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Check out the video below and take in how easy it is to distort a message by simply hijacking someones face. (Please share with us your thoughts in the comments below.)

Video courtesy of  Matthias Niessner

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