Defiant Celebrities Challenge Six Foot Rule to Make a Deep Fake Quarantine Appeal, by impressionist Jim Meskimen

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In a new video, an impressive parade of actors appear to flout social distancing rules, but relax...they’re all one guy.

Impressionist Jim Meskimen

"Even if we could get these mega-stars together for a shoot, social distancing would make it impossible for them to participate in this way."

What happens when you combine a master impressionist, cutting edge deep fake technology, and a global quarantine? You get “A Deeper Look at the Corona Quarantine”, a video as mind-blowing as it is relevant.

In this dazzling new collaboration between impressionist Jim Meskimen, and SHAM00K, a visual effects artist from the U.K., celebrities from John Malkovich to Nick Offerman to George Clooney offer their advice, in rhyme, no less, on avoiding contamination with hand washing.

The deep fake effect, plus some skillful editing by Serge Ramelli, make it appear as if the 17 well-known male celebrities, practically collide as they step up to a kitchen sink one after another to have their say. “Even if you could get these mega-stars together for a shoot, social distancing would make it impossible for them to participate in this way,” says Meskimen.

Morgan Freeman urges “wash your damn hands,” former POTUS George W. Bush offers his two cents, and even “Captain Picard” Patrick Stewart offers a signature “make it SOAP.”

The late Robin Williams makes a brief, moving appearance, thru the magic of Meskimen’s vocal duplication, and the phenomenal face-shifting of the deep fake technology. Meskimen has performed the voice of William’s “Blue Genie” character for Disney for many years.

Deep fake is still considered by many to be a scary digital threat that could easily be used to create confusion in media, but in the world of artistic expression, as shown by this and other popular videos, dread can give way to wonder and, ultimately, awareness.

“Deep fake is just in its infancy, and it’s already a terrific tool for performers and content creators,” says Meskimen, “it’s definitely important that the public be aware of what can be done with the technology so that they have less chance of being fooled when bad actors try to do something criminal. It’s not going away.”

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