Harry Potter by Balenciaga: Explanation, Video, Meme

Harry Potter by Balenciaga

„Harry Potter by Balenciaga“ is a deepfake video in which the Harry Potter actors have been transformed into Balenciaga models.

Harry Potter by Balenciaga: explanation, video, Meme

The special thing about the AI-generated video is that the Harry Potter actors are easily recognisable, even though their physical appearance (physique) has been changed. They are all taller, thinner and have noticeably high cheekbones. Their stares are fixed and their faces expressionless.

What is special about the video? The faces of the characters are animated in high quality. This was not a human, but an AI! The characters can turn their faces and they can blink. Producing a deepfake video in such high quality was not possible before. (Think Will Smith eating spaghetti).

Is „Harry Potter by Balenciaga“ real or genuine?

„Harry Potter by Balenciaga“ is a fake. It is not real and it is not an official advertisement for Balenciaga.

With „Harry Potter by Balenciaga“, the creator demonflyingfox has shown what is possible with AI technology such as Midjourney, AI voice generators and Deepfake.

Origin of Harry Potter by Balenciaga

The YouTuber „demonflyingfox“ published the video „Harry Potter by Balenciaga“ on 15 March 2023. In the video (as described in the text here), the Harry Potter actors were turned into Balenciaga models and changed. The video received more than 4.5 million views after two weeks.

On 1 April 2023, demonflyingfox released a second part called „Harry Potter by Balenciaga 2“.

The videos went viral from the end of March / beginning of April 2023.

Demonflyingfox’s videos inspired other content creators to create similar videos of this kind. (We have listed these below).

Harry Potter by Balenciaga: Who is featured?

The following Harry Potter characters are among those featured:

  • Albus Dumbledore
  • Cho Chang
  • Dobby
  • Draco Malfoy
  • Fred and George Weasley
  • Harry Potter
  • Hermione Granger
  • Lord Voldemort
  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Rubeus Hagrid
  • Ronald Weasley
  • Severus Snape
  • Sirius Black

Harry Potter by Balenciaga: Quotes

From the first part, „Harry Potter by Balenciaga“:

„You are Balenciaga, Harry.“ (Original: „You are a wizard, Harry“)

„After all to the well-organised mind Balenciaga is but the next great adventure.“ (Original: „After all to the well-organised mind death is but the next great adventure.“)

„There is no good and evil. There is only Balenciaga and those too weak to seek it.“ (Original: „There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.“)

From the second part, „Harry Potter by Balenciaga 2“:

„Master has presented Dobby with Balenciaga. Dobby is free.“ (Original: „Master has given Dobby a sock. Dobby is free.“)

„There’s some who hold it against Balenciaga. But they’re not worth bothering with.“ (Original: „There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.“)

„What’s life without a little Balenciaga.“ (Original: „What’s life without a little risk.“)

„Balenciaga is my past, my present, my future.“ (Original: „Voldemort is my past, my present, my future.“)

„Balenciaga after all this time, always.“

„Wingardium Balenciaga“ (adapted from “
Wingardium Leviosa“)

Harry Potter by Balenciaga: More videos of this kind

Further videos of the type „… by Balenciaga“ include: (These are not all created by Demonflyingfox).

Note: Screenshot for cover taken from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipuqLy87-3A

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