Who did we interview?
We interviewed a wide range of professionals connected to the world of AI. We have artists, writers, and filmmakers who are using AI technology. We have a venture capitalist who has invested in companies developing AI technologies. We have a CTO who has developed one of the hot new writing programs. We interviewed legal experts specializing in AI litigation who shared legal insights about copyright and ownership. We spoke to numerous Ph.Ds., thought leaders, theorists, academics, scientists, and researchers who are at the forefront of the discussion about AI (an example is Dr. Ahmed Elgammal, founder and director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers University and Dr. Andrew Lippman, senior research scientist at MIT and associate director of the MIT Media Lab). The bottom line is that we include several professionals who are experts in different aspects of AI and generative AI creativity.
What story are we trying to tell?
Most people have heard of AI, but far fewer are aware of the generative AI creativity revolution. They’ve probably heard of ChatGPT in the news, but beyond that, they don’t know much about the subject. And if they do, they likely have misconceptions from hearing half-truths and hyperbole. We’re telling the story about the AI revolution in the creative arts – notably, in corporate, writing, art, filmmaking, and music. What is it? What is the state of this revolution? Where is it going? What are the legal and ethical ramifications? Who is investing in it? Our documentary presents everything a broad audience needs to know to be updated on what’s happening in the AI creativity revolution and where it’s headed.
Is there a narrative or an angle that we tried to pursue?

We intended to be very thorough. This is not meant to be simply an overview but rather an in-depth yet easy-to-understand show about what’s “behind the curtain” regarding AI creativity. We came into this project with no angle or preconceived notion; we neither advocate nor condemn AI. Instead, we are letting the experts do the talking about AI creative technology, which will help shape the narrative to inform, entertain, and engage viewers about the AI creativity revolution so they can form their own opinions.  

Who is behind the AI Decoded documentary?

AI Decoded is fully funded by an individual investor with a long-standing business career and a technology enthusiast who desires to bring an informative documentary series to the public. We do not have any corporate sponsors or outside affiliations behind the documentary.

What type of equipment was used to conduct the interviews on location?
  • The crew shot interviews on a Sony FX9 at 4k and 6k using prime lenses. 
  • Our B camera was also a Sony full-frame sensor camera with prime lenses and matched perfectly to the FX9 since it uses the same sensor.
  • We filmed using Sony Cinetone and shot in raw format, allowing for the best picture quality and color correction in post-production. 
  • We used broadcast standard Sony Wireless audio units and high-end lapel mics with a top-of-the-line Sennheiser shotgun mic as a backup. 
  • We used broadcast LED portable lighting with adjustable color temperatures, intensity, and battery-powered as needed.
  • We had a small footprint crew so that we could get in, capture broadcast quality content, and pack up quickly, enabling us to operate fast and efficiently without disrupting business or the daily lives of our interview subjects.
  • Editing was performed by award-winning editors and on the latest Blackmagic Resolve Studio systems and mastered to industry standard ProRes and equivalent formats depending on the network delivery requirements.