Deep Homage has done it again by placing former Presdient Barak Obama in scenes from Star Trek: Voyager as Tim Russ’ Tuvok.
We’ve showcased a few of these Star Trek themed deep fakes by Deep Homage, but none are more spot on than this one of former President Barak Obama being imposed over the face of Tim Russ as Tuvok. In an uncanny resemblance to Russ, if you just glanced quickly, you’d think you were looking at Russ. The reason for this? Both men have pronounced smile lines which become very exasterbated when either man makes a bemused look.
It doesn’t hurt either that Deep Homage retained Russ’ (Tuvok’s) hairline and eyebrows, which makes the deep fake almost transition perfectly into the scenes.
Unlike other Deep Homage’s work with deep face technology, this particular video doesn’t just focus on one scene, but several, highlighting several different interactions from several different perspectives, to really give you an idea at how effective this technology can be.
For those unfamiliar, the technology essentially puts the face of one person over the face of another, but this is a long process an requires dozens of photos from someone to achieve. A program then adjusts and maps out the new face over the previous face, allowing for a seemless transition. At times the the hue of the skin will also be augmented to more naturally fit the person.
There’s been a few we’ve looked at, like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson becoming Captain Picard, Patrick Stewart being deep faked into Shinzon from Star Trek: Nemesis, and a young Brent Spiner/Data being imposed over Star Trek: Picard’s version of Data. They’re all pretty impressive, but if I had to pick one, it’d be Johnson as Picard, because that one is almost seemless.
Which is hilarious considering Johnson is near 300 lbs of solid muscle and Stewart is a 5’9, 80 year old man.