The dawn of cinema had no audio; silent movies created an atmosphere with music and the use of cue cards. Take a 3-5 minute trailer of a modern movie and render it in the form is the silent era- convert to black and white, add effects to make it look antiquated, replace the audio with a musical sound track, and add title cards for the dialogue. As a prime example, see Silent Star Wars.
One of the best sources for music is Incompetech or the Internet Archive. For the title cards, try a google image search
This is a 5 star assignment
I chose this assignment because it really interested me. I never have seen a silent film and that’s because they were not around when I was growing up. I picked the movie Monsters Inc and the song to go with . I wanted to make this funny Disney Pixar movie to look more scary and suspenseful. I know the assignment said that the movie trailer should be 3-5 minutes but it is hard to find a movie trailer that long.
In my pre production work I reviewed two already done silent movie trailers. One was for the Disney Pixar’s Up and the other was for The Hunger Games Silent Trailer. I really enjoyed watching both of them. I will have to say for the Hunger Games silent movie trailer the music didn’t go nearly as well with what was happening in the trailer. In the Up I thought the movie trailer the music went really well with what was happening in the movie. From these movie trailer I decided to do was to have a song that went well with the movie as well as make the movie look more like a scary movie than a funny movie for kids.
I first downloaded a clip using PwnYoutube that included the Monsters Inc trailer for the new 3D release of the movie. I then put the movie into windows movie maker. I changed the back ground to black and white and eliminated the sound. Then I added the song, I have already had this song previous bought and downloaded from itunes. I then uploaded this video to YouTube.
This is the first video assignment that I have completed, and the first real video editing that I have done. Any comments with feedback will be appreciated on all of my video assignments that I do over these next 2 weeks.
Below is my embedded video for the assignment Return to the Silent Era: