NEW MJ V 05 !!!!
Mid Journey 5 is out and it really is remarkable how much it has improved.. I ran older prompts with the new updates and the differences are noticeable.
I have Spent the better part of two months so far on Mid Journey attempting to recreate my past for a graphic novel I am working on. The results seem to be getting better and better as each week turns into another one. I now find myself writing a diary to extract my memories of growing up in Connecticut in the 1970's and 1980's as a way to extract prompts. Initially the results were all over the map, but slowly they are coming up with surprising results. By no means am I close, characters are stretched and looks strange, but one step at a time. I will start training on more environments and try to bring in the landscape to a more realistic setting, then I will move on to characters.
Yes, I am not there, but my new AI memories is bringing these characters to life slowly. I have started to name each one, giving them new events or situations to be in and writing new histories for each one. They seem to be a blend of people I knew, parents friends etc.. They are new people put on old memories.
The leap since December 2022 is crazy, in four years it will completely transform filmmaking and art.
This work has been a serious "Rabbit Hole" for me, but it has made my writing process for a graphic novel I am writing much more fluid. I will write for a few hours before work and then hit MJ, making prompts from what I just wrote..
I will be updating frequently .. Enjoy
( Above: Mrs. Rebecca Clothdale in her garden, September 1971 )
( Above ) To celebrate the release of MidJourney v05, I decided to make new memories using one of my smaller cameras I had from my childhood. This one ( Above ) is the "Stanton" 234 portable deluxe Tri - Iso film camera. This camera had even its own film stock made exclusively for it. The film stock was a "Pt Color X" three Perf and it really was grainy overall , but still captured a mood that my other cameras could not. As well as below, these photos were were taken by me in the early 1970's .
Mr. and Mrs. Brent Highgrove at the Briar Wood Clubs Annual "Spring Ahead, Fall Back" party celebrating daylight savings - 1972
Waiting in line to tee off - "Spring Ahead, Fall Back" Party - 1972
Mr. Highgroves eldest daughter Pamela ( from his first marriage ) and her beau from Cornell University - "Spring Ahead, Fall Back" Party - 1972
Guests of the Fultons - "Spring Ahead, Fall Back" Party - 1972
Happy guests at the "Spring Ahead, Fall Back" dance party celebrating daylight savings - 1972
Mr. Salvator Ruglianno comes by to check up on the house next door to me. A very nice man who gave back to his community I might add - 1972
( Above ) All of the photos seen here were taken by me in the 1970's with my first real camera given to me on my birthday. It was a hard to find Russian made "KKIEKKAA"
( Pronounced Crikkey ) Semi- Full - Medium format camera. It also was one of the first to have the
"EvoDL - Pox 1354 Lens " which was capable of dual lens focal points and the ability to shoot two pictures a minute !
This same model was used by Stalin's Grand Niece "Shushukka", a lot of history with that camera.
Diedre Donalle at the annual "Silver & Silver Jubilee"
( I think 1974 )
Photo of boaters on the LI sound...
Out of focus but still cool, the old Brynmode Estate after Mrs. Brynmode's passing in the fall of 1973.
A drunk guest at the "Silver & Silver Jubilee"
Dr and Mrs Richard Prestige
At their home on PeckingWoody lane - Fall of 1973
Lilly with her boyfriend from Clarindale - 1974
Michele Cross - September 1973
Socialite Ms. Tina Vanderhoo - at the annual "CEC" ( Charitable Event for Charity) luncheon - Spring 1974
Socialite Ms. Lucy Davenport - at the annual "GBSD" ( Gold Bullion Spring Dance) - Spring 1972
Socialite Amanda Costings ? - at the annual "GBSD" ( Gold Bullion Spring Dance in celebration of Twins ) - Spring 1972
Club Life - Summer 1972
Mrs. Frida Harris, rare bird collector and arts supporter, Wife of the late Senator Franklin O. Harris along with her friends from the NY Art Society - Summer 1973.
Mr. Rushton Cliffdale III - Summer 1973.
The Cliffdale residence on Periwinkle drive - Summer 1973.
Dr. Joseph Crennard and his 3rd Wife "Tish"- Summer 1973.
Boating Party- Summer 1973.
The Lamont Sisters - Summer 1971.
Summer Party- 1973.
Wedding Party - 1971.
James Caldwell and his Girlfriend from Amherst - 1971
The Bands House Next Door - 1971
The Bands House Next Door, a glimpse inside - 1971
Tracy on Sawmill lane - 1971
Pool party where everyone was talking about one thing, will Richard Nixon resign from office ? - 1974
The Davenports - 1974
Helen and Bo - 1973
Club Gossip - 1973
Do not take my picture ! - 1973
Band next door has a party I crashed - 1972
Michele - 1972
Camille and Johnathan - 1971 or 1972 I think
Carl and Lizbeth Everstone - 1973