Video Assignment 376: Return to the Silent Era
Ever since I worked on this assignment (twice) two weeks ago, I haven’t been happy with it. I had been thinking about how I could make it look more authentic, more like a real silent film.
And then this occurred today, as if someone read my thoughts. Hmm… Anyway, from there, I found this article, and then I was finally led to Ben Rimes’ (aka @techsavvyed) brilliant silent-film -ized Back to the Future video. He was gracious enough to list all of the tools he used to make the video in his comments section on YouTube, and I got inspired.
So… here is my 3rd and final attempt at this assignment:
I think Jim Groom will be happy that Sean Connery is no longer in the video, but that was NOT because I wanted to cut him out. I just ended up cutting all the scenes where people were talking, and he ended up getting cut. Oh well.
I downloaded the “Silent Movie Title Card” from this site as Ben suggested. (THANKS, @techsavvyed!!!!!! for inspiring me!)
I googled and found the font and the music as follows:
- Silent Movie Font: http://www.fonts101.com/
- Silent Movie Music: http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/