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The MyHeritage.com website is now offering to "animate" your portrait photos using a technology they call Deep Nostalgia. I find it both enthralling and discomforting at the same time. When I animated an old picture of my late father and sent it to my sister, she cried.
I chose to animate a few classic photos of some deceased magicians. I'm amazed at the results. Psychologically, I find the process seems to work best with photos of the long deceased - people where there exists little or no recorded footage. Perhaps this is because I have no reference point in my mind for seeing them alive, whereas the contemporary photos I've tried seem somehow less dignified and cheesy. The exception here is Doug Henning, who seems almost ethereal in his animated rebirth.
I recommend watching these videos full screen.