How to use AI in your videos – Dalle2 and MIDJOURNEY

Post Production Home 08/08/2023 5 min read

Many people are worried about AI tools’ effect on the creative industries, which is perfectly understandable. With AI art generation software, you can create fantastic works of art without talent or training. However, AI editing software is a tremendous tool that can allow you more creativity and freedom in your projects, and we’re here to show you how.

  • Learn what an AI art generator is and how it works.
  • Discover AI editing software that can improve the production value of your videos.
  • Check out our 6 ways to use Dalle2 and Midjourney AI art in your video editing.

What is AI Image Generation

If you’ve never used AI editing software or Image Generation, you may wonder what it is and how it works. Several powerful AI image generators are available, including the new Adobe Photoshop tool currently available in Beta. Two of the most popular and advanced AI art generators available are Dalle2 and Midjourney AI art.

If you’re not particularly artistic, AI art generators can help you create stunning pictures from just a few words. You type in your prompt, and the AI will create the image for you. The creativity in working with AI in this way comes from the words you choose to create the image, and it is pretty impressive what the software can make. 

Not only can you choose words to describe what is in your image, but you can also give it instructions on the style you want to see, such as popular artists, the tone you want to achieve, such as a genre, and even the medium you want it created from watercolor to graphic novel.

How does AI image generation work?

There is no doubt that the images created by AI are impressive, but to get the most out of the software, it helps to understand a little about what is going on behind the scenes. The easiest way to think about AI image generation is as a Google Image search. 

When you search for a specific image or style on Google, millions of results will be searched through to display the most relevant. The AI does a similar thing, only rather than showing you existing images, it uses the data to build a new one. The AI takes on your feedback for future results, so by using the software, you’re editing the AI.

Will AI art generators replace human artists?

While the software is impressive, it’s important to remember that it is just software, and the creativity in prompting the AI still needs to come from a human. AI image generators should be considered another tool in an artist’s toolbox, no different from Photoshop’s Content Aware Fill tool.

History is filled with innovations that have ended how certain things were done, especially in the creative industries. These innovations allow us to edit videos on our phones rather than cutting film negatives in a dark room. While the concern about AI replacing jobs shouldn’t be dismissed, the only way to ensure your role is secure in the future is to embrace the changes and work with them.

AI for video editing

It might surprise you to know that AI has been used in video editing for several years now, and you may not have even considered that it is artificial intelligence producing results for you. 

Most editing software has a motion tracking tool, Final Cut Pro will recognize and organize faces in your footage as you import, and Adobe Premieres transcriptions and subtitling AI was a game changer for editors.

While our editing software has integrated AI tools, we’ve yet to reach the point where it can edit entire videos on your behalf, and it’s unlikely ever to get there. Instead, we’re going to show you several ways that you can use AI-generated art in your video projects to create cool effects and stunning visuals.

Inspiration and concept art

Big Hollywood productions will still use concept and storyboard artists in filmmaking, but time and budget restraints mean this step is often missing from independent productions.

With AI photo editing and generation, you can quickly mock up concept art pieces and storyboard panels during your pre-production stages. Not only are these super helpful for your team to understand your vision, but they are also fantastic promotional tools to show off your process on social media.

AI art in your films

If you want to show any artwork in your videos, such as a painting on a wall, you’ll need permission from the artist, which can cost you time and money. You can print your AI-generated artwork to use in your scenes, but a more straightforward solution is to composite it into your shot.

Using motion tracking tools, you can place AI-generated art into your shots, allowing you to cover or add the artwork to your film. Using various blending modes, you can change the style of the artwork to appear as graffiti, pavement drawings, or even hologram-style effects.

Add art to your characters

Adding artwork to your scenes might seem obvious, but you can also add artwork to your performers. Using the motion tracking tools, you can give your actors tattoos and makeup effects and change the designs on their clothing.

Using AI tools in this way can save you from costly reshoots or copyright claims. You may have noticed a brand logo on some clothing and need to cover it up as you don’t have permission. The AI art generation software can produce a new logo that can be used to cover the original. 


Motion Array art templates

If you’re using Dalle2 or Midjourney to create impressive AI-generated artwork, why not show them to your followers? Adding your artwork to one of Motion Array’s vast library of display frames can help your art come to life.

The Museum Art Gallery template is fantastic for displaying your digital pieces. With 42 images and 46 text placeholders, you can quickly create a stunning portfolio of your AI-generated art pieces.

Establishing shots

Building unique worlds in film can cost a lot of money, especially if you rely on visual effects. However, the right establishing shot can help you set the scene, and AI art generation tools work incredibly well for this purpose.

Creating the exterior shot of your location is just the first step, and it will probably look a little flat and unrealistic. Fortunately, with a bit of work in After Effects, you can add movement, such as a cool Parallax, effect, and texture to bring it to life.

Composite footage into AI art

Using compositing tools, you can integrate your footage into the AI artwork, and the most obvious method is using a green screen. Whether you want to create ultra-realistic backdrops or stylized worlds, you just need to find the right prompt to create stunning background visuals.

One of our most popular tutorials is the cool map zoom effect which composites images and maps to create a sequence zooming from space down to the ground. AI art generators can be used in this method to produce fantastical images and journeys.

Undoubtedly, AI Photo editing and art generation software have much to offer content creators. The key to using AI tools successfully is to find innovative, creative, and fresh ways to integrate them within your editing. We hope these ideas have inspired you and given you some ideas of how you can use these incredible tools for your videos.