We worked with Respeecher on a film called ‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ first shown at the Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival 2019. They helped us create a synthetic voice of Richard Nixon to bring to life a never-read contingency speech in case the Apollo 11 mission went badly. We created a highly realistic film, in a large part due to their work. ‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ shows the creative possibility of voice replacement technology as well as highlighting just how realistic deepfake technologies can be, acting as a civic engagement project for the public along with contextual and educational resources.
Working with Respeecher has been an amazing experience. Their voice cloning technology was easy to work with and I am very happy with the results. I am looking forward to working with them in the future and I believe that the ability to clone and license a voice is a game-changing revolution, certainly in Hollywood, and beyond. Having experienced this first hand, I now think about the kinds of projects that would allow me to use this technology. I am excited about how this evolves and am definitely keeping a close eye on Respeecher as they progress.
I first contacted the Respeecher folks during the editing process of my first documentary short. I was working with very old sound materials - over 35 years old - that had been damaged and rendered pretty much useless, but through their amazing technology, I was able to restore the dialogue from the original tracks with a combination of cleaner, original VO samples and my own voice, converted into my original subject's voice, complete with natural intonations and cadence, and amazingly, the film was saved! The Respeecher technology opens doors for SO many possibilities and uses, and in the future will be my go-to source for any other speech or dialogue needs that may arise!