Using ChatGPT and Midjourney to create an Anime movie set in Cape Town

I decided to see how much I could use simply ChatGPT and Midjourney to create a movie with minimal input from me. For those unfamiliar with them, ChatGPT allows you to create AI-generated text and Midjourney allows you to create AI-generated images.

I used the prompt “provide a synopsis for a cyberpunk anime science fiction movie set in Cape Town, South Africa” to get the ball rolling.

ChatGPT came up with the following:

Title: Neon Cape

Synopsis:

In the year 2089, Cape Town, South Africa, is a bustling megacity, with towering skyscrapers, advanced technologies, and a stark divide between the haves and have-nots. The rich live in the upper levels of the city, where they enjoy luxurious lifestyles and state-of-the-art cybernetic enhancements. Meanwhile, the poor struggle to survive in the overcrowded, crime-ridden slums below.

The story follows Sipho, a talented hacker who lives in the slums and dreams of a better life. He spends most of his time running illegal schemes to make ends meet, but his life changes when he’s hired by a wealthy businessman to retrieve a valuable piece of stolen technology.

As Sipho delves deeper into the criminal underworld, he uncovers a sinister plot to control the city’s entire population using mind-controlling devices. With the help of a few unlikely allies, including a rogue AI, Sipho must use his hacking skills and street smarts to stop the villains before it’s too late.

As the action-packed adventure unfolds, viewers are treated to a vivid portrayal of Cape Town’s vibrant culture and scenery, juxtaposed with the gritty reality of life in a cyberpunk dystopia. The neon-lit streets, futuristic technologies, and diverse cast of characters make for a thrilling and unforgettable ride.

A dark ominous building stands before table mountain in an anime movie created by midjourney
An ominous building under Table Mountain in this hypothetical Anime movie

Using ChatGPT Scene descriptions and Midjourney Image Prompts

I then asked ChatGPT to provide ten detailed descriptions of scenes from the movie that I could submit to Midjourney to create concept art for the movie.

It came up with ten descriptions. I added these to Midjourney along with some style guidelines (“Anime, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Japanese animation) and added them along with the text generated by ChatGPT.

ChatGPT scene descriptions accompanied by Midjourney images

Certainly! Here are ten detailed descriptions of still frames from the movie:

1. The camera zooms in on Sipho’s face as he sits hunched over his computer in his cramped apartment, illuminated only by the glow of his screen. His eyes are intense, and his fingers move quickly over the keyboard as he hacks into a secure system.

The camera zooms in on Sipho's face as he sits hunched over his computer in his cramped apartment, illuminated only by the glow of his screen. His eyes are intense, and his fingers move quickly over the keyboard as he hacks into a secure system.

2. A sweeping shot shows the cityscape of Cape Town, with towering skyscrapers rising up against the deep blue sky. The buildings are sleek and modern, with holographic advertisements flashing across their facades.

A sweeping shot shows the cityscape of Cape Town, with towering skyscrapers rising up against the deep blue sky. The buildings are sleek and modern, with holographic advertisements flashing across their facades.

3. In a dingy alleyway, a group of cyber-enhanced gang members stand menacingly, their glowing eyes and metallic limbs visible in the low light. One of them holds a gleaming, high-tech weapon in their hand.

In a dingy alleyway, a group of cyber-enhanced gang members stand menacingly, their glowing eyes and metallic limbs visible in the low light. One of them holds a gleaming, high-tech weapon in their hand.

4. Sipho crouches on a rooftop, his fingers deftly manipulating a small drone as it flies through the air. In the background, the sun sets over the city, casting a golden glow over the skyscrapers.

Sipho crouches on a rooftop, his fingers deftly manipulating a small drone as it flies through the air. In the background, the sun sets over the city, casting a golden glow over the skyscrapers.

5. A holographic interface flickers to life in front of Sipho’s face as he dons a pair of augmented reality glasses. The interface shows a complex map of the city, with various data points flashing in and out of focus.

A holographic interface flickers to life in front of Sipho's face as he dons a pair of augmented reality glasses. The interface shows a complex map of the city, with various data points flashing in and out of focus.

6. A high-speed chase unfolds on a busy highway, with futuristic cars weaving in and out of traffic at breakneck speed. The camera focuses on one sleek, black vehicle as it skids around a corner, narrowly avoiding a collision.

A high-speed chase unfolds on a busy highway, with futuristic cars weaving in and out of traffic at breakneck speed. The camera focuses on one sleek, black vehicle as it skids around a corner, narrowly avoiding a collision.

7. In a dimly lit warehouse, a group of armed thugs stand guard around a large, metallic box. The box emits a faint humming sound, and strange tendrils of energy snake out from its surface.

In a dimly lit warehouse, a group of armed thugs stand guard around a large, metallic box. The box emits a faint humming sound, and strange tendrils of energy snake out from its surface.

8. Sipho stands in front of a massive, futuristic computer bank, his eyes wide as he gazes up at the towering screens. The screens show a bewildering array of data and information, with lines of code scrolling down at a dizzying pace.

Sipho stands in front of a massive, futuristic computer bank, his eyes wide as he gazes up at the towering screens. The screens show a bewildering array of data and information, with lines of code scrolling down at a dizzying pace.

9. A cybernetically enhanced assassin leaps through the air, their metallic limbs flashing in the light. In the background, a neon sign for a nightclub glows brightly, casting an otherworldly light over the scene.

 A cybernetically enhanced assassin leaps through the air, their metallic limbs flashing in the light. In the background, a neon sign for a nightclub glows brightly, casting an otherworldly light over the scene.

10. Sipho stands on the edge of a rooftop, the wind whipping through his hair as he looks out over the city. The camera pans out, revealing the sprawling expanse of Cape Town below, with its glittering lights and towering skyscrapers stretching as far as the eye can see.

Sipho stands on the edge of a rooftop, the wind whipping through his hair as he looks out over the city. The camera pans out, revealing the sprawling expanse of Cape Town below, with its glittering lights and towering skyscrapers stretching as far as the eye can see.

I hope you enjoyed these images about an Anime movie set in Cape Town!

Using ChatGPT and Midjourney to create an Anime movie set in Cape Town

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