Sora: End of creativity part 2

The internet split will also contain video now.

Michal Malewicz
6 min readFeb 16, 2024


SORA open AI

It costs about $1.9M to make a single minute of a Pixar animation.

That’s $31,000 per second. Many traditional movies exceed even that.

Let’s talk about OpenAI’s Sora

Just a short while ago Sam Altman said he needs about 7 TRILLION dollars to push AI truly forward. The main needs are in building AI specific microchips and thermonuclear power plants to run the models of the future.

Raising that much money is definitely going to be difficult, but to the surprise of almost everyone one week later they showcased SORA — an AI prompt-to-video generator.

open AI sora generated movie
Source: OpenAI Sora

Text to video isn’t all that new. Models like that have existed in the past, as well as models that were able to animate static images and photos.

Good movies can cost almost $2M per minute to make

What’s remarkable here is the quality, visual fidelity and the fact that the videos can be up to a minute in length. In the example above, if you could generate one minute like…