This paper presents a simple method for "do as I do" motion transfer: given a source video of a person dancing, we can transfer that performance to a novel (amateur) target after only a few minutes of the target subject performing standard moves. We approach this problem as video-to-video translation using pose as an intermediate representation. To transfer the motion, we extract poses from the source subject and apply the learned pose-to-appearance mapping to generate the target subject. We predict two consecutive frames for temporally coherent video results and introduce a separate pipeline for realistic face synthesis. Although our method is quite simple, it produces surprisingly compelling results (see video). This motivates us to also provide a forensics tool for reliable synthetic content detection, which is able to distinguish videos synthesized by our system from real data. In addition, we release a first-of-its-kind open-source dataset of videos that can be legally used for training and motion transfer. Our video demo can be found here.
Everybody Dance Now Caroline Chan, Shiry Ginosar, Tinghui Zhou, Alexei A. Efros
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We present a two-part dataset: First, long single-dancer videos that can be used to train and evaluate our model. All subjects have consented to allowing the data to be used for research purposes. We specifically designate the single-dancer data to be high-resolution open-source data for training motion transfer and video generation methods. We release a large collection of short YouTube videos we used for transfer and fake detection. Download our dataset here.
Code and models are available for research purposes only by contacting the authors at dancecode [at] berkeley [dot] edu.