Runway Gen-2 was released in June 2023, and it was a huge upgrade over the previous version. Runway has a free trial, and but the cheapest plan will cost $12/mo.
Runway Gen-2 is a tool that lets you create 4 second video clips based on prompts.
This structure works well:
[subject] in the style of [style or aesthetic].
You can use film directors, artists or art styles.
hotel bellhop in the style of Wes Anderson, masterpiece, cinematic
The following generic prompt modifiers generally produce good results:
masterpiece, cinematic, man smoking cigarette looking outside window, moving around
Action and Movement
Movement is one of the hardest things to achieve with Gen 2.
Generally, verbs help a lot. For more action and movement, try adding keywords like:
cinematic action, high speed car chase
Try using camera-specific terms:
- camera angles (
close up, etc.)
- lens types (
wide angle, etc.)
- camera movements (
In general, trying to explain camera movements simply. So instead of
dolly shot, you would say something like
zooming in over time or
growing over time
macro lens, frog on lilypad
Aerial drone footage of a mountain range