OpenAI’s Movie Generator Sora Drops its First Music Video

The first music video entirely generated by OpenAI’s forthcoming video generator Sora has been released and it’s predictably surreal.

The two-minute 19-second video is set to a mellow electronic song called Worldweight by August Kamp. The video is published in an extreme 8:3 aspect ratio and features dreamy shots of abstract environments.

Glowing crystals in a forest can be seen in the video, and so can electronic equipment sitting on a rock in the middle of a pond.

Kamp, a musician, researcher, and creative activist, says she feels like “this piece of art is my absolute heart and soul.”

OpenAI didn’t reveal what prompts were used to make the video but it is yet another peek at the much-hyped AI video generator that is expected to be released sometime this year.

The generative artificial intelligence company recently allowed a handful of creative professionals to try out Sora with whacky results.

Air Head

The first such video is a short film about a man who has a balloon for a head. “Windy days are particularly troublesome,” says the protagonist. The video was made by multimedia production company Shy Kids from Toronto.


Don Allen III made a parallel universe nature documentary focusing on imaginary creatures such as the girafflamingo. Other made-up animals include flying pigs, a whalepus, an eel cat, a bunny armadillo, a horse fly, the reptilianaroo, and a fox crow. Although, horse-flies are real.

The Golden Record

Multi-disciplinary artist Paul Trillo wondered what happened to The Golden Record, which tells Earth’s story and was curated by Carl Sagan. It was attached to Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 and blasted out into space in 1977. Trillo’s video uses clips generated by Sora and his own sound design to imagine what happened to The Golden Record.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, OpenAI’s former CEO (she was CEO for two days when Sam Altman was momentarily ousted) and current CTO Mira Murati sat down to talk about the new technology.

In the interview, Murati skirted the question of training data saying only that Sora was built on “publicly available” data.