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Return to the Silent Era

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Submitted by: Alan Levine

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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 os 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

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Submissions So Far

Terminator 2: Silent Film

Silent Moonrise Kingdom

To make this video for the Return to the Silent Era assignment worth 5 stars I first found my trailer and downloaded it using the Firefox add-on Video DownloadHelper.

I imported the trailer of Moonrise Kingdom into a video editing software called Final Cut Pro. Final Cut Pro …

Black and White Jasmine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpCzz9hffcs&feature=youtu.be

For my take on the Return to the Silent Era assignment, I used a trailer for the movie Blue Jasmine.

I think the assignment was appropriate for this movie and the black and white effects and silent movie era music bode well for such a dark movie.…

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Return to the Silent Era

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 of the silent era- convert to black and white, add …

Return To The Silent Era: Moonrise Kingdom

“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 os the silent era- convert to black and white, add effects to make it look …

A Visit to the Doctor…

NPH and the Search for Color from bellekid on Vimeo.

I went to the doctor to try to figure out what was wrong with me. Was it my mind or had all color drained from the world? Was I going crazy? Was I going blind? Was it my Trouser …

Django: Silently Unchained — ?????

The next assignment I chose for the 2 weeks of video was the Return to the Silent Era assignment from the assignment bank.

I started the pre-production for this assignment a couple of weeks ago, so it wasn’t hard to put all the pieces together in the two weeks …

Jurassic Park -Michael Crichton

Return to the Silent Era 5 stars!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buLbrfdYvvk&feature=youtu.be

This is a video I did prep work on in a previous week.  I chose the clip and stated so things I planned to do in order to make it in the silent genre and time.

To do this I removed the …

May the odds be ever in your favor

So far I’ve completed 7 stars of Video Assignments. My next assignment is a BIG one, with 5 stars. I was a little nervous taking on a 5 star assignment, and while it was time consuming it wasn’t to terribly challenging.

My 5 star assignment was a “Return to

Magic

For my last video assignment, I wanted to really challenge myself. I decided to do the Return to the Silent Era {*****} assignment.

Since we first heard about our final projects, I wanted to make my last video assignment so it could tie into my final project character. There …

Harmonium Love

Why turning parts of a modern movie into a silent movie? I wondered while reading about this ds106  video assignment. I had no idea but was just intrigued by the idea to do so.

I did some research on how to change a movie into a silent film and found …

Remix #4 (Video) Frank vs the Tranq

For the final remix project, I did a spin on “Return to the Silent Era”. I didn’t really create a trailer for the film–more like re-visioned a scene.
First, here’s the original scene from the comedy Old School (2003). The context: man-child Frank (Will Ferrell) is attending a kid’s birthday…

Silence in the Moulin Rouge

Video Assignment
Return to the Silent Era – ds106 assignment worth 5 stars
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 os the…

Return to the Silent Era

Return to the Silent Era, in this assignment we had to show a trailer and turn it to grayscale, make it olden day looking and lastly add music and sayings from the movie, and here is is the link. I watched the example given to us about Star Wars to…

I Want To Go Into Space

A 5-star Return to the Silent Era assignment: 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 os the silent era- convert to black…

Doesn’t matter when or where–Dean will always think he’s Batman

It took about an hour browsing YouTube before I found the perfect scene to re-make into a silent movie a la the Return to the Silent Era assignment, and I was kind of surprised that it turned out to be from the TV show Supernatural. Here’s the original clip:

And…

Return to the Silent Era

This might be my new favorite assignment this year.  It was certainly challenging, and time consuming, but it was a blast to do.  I thought the idea of “Drive” was a good choice because the main character “Driver” hardly speaks at all in the movie.  In fact, he has maybe…

Oh, so Brave!

We went back in time!
For the assignment Return to the Silent Era, we had to “take a 3-5 minute trailer of a modern movie and render it in the form of the silent era- convert to black and white, add effects to make it look antiquated, replace the audio…

Video Assignment #1

For this assignment, I chose to do the silent movie.

First, I had to choose a movie. I chose the trailer of Elf because I start watching Christmas movies right after Halloween (or during…). I picked the trailer because it gave such a good overview.  I downloaded it from youtube…

Elf in Black and White

Silent Era
This assignment was to take a modern movie clip and revert it to an old silent film.
Once again, the outcome of my christmas mood. What funnier movie for being in the Christmas spirit then ELF! My roommate and I had just watched this movie several days before,…

Skyfall Silent Era

The assignment to take a movie trailer and make it into something that would be seen during the silent era was my favorite. This was one of the videos I did prework for, I used the trailer for the new James Bond movie Skyfall and with my own mash-up of…

Return to the Silent Era *****

Return to the Silent Era *****

Other Good Examples:
Marcey’s Mean Girls: I thought it was good, but I really wish the music was a little faster. It felt like the pictures were at hyper-speed. The antiquing of the screen in the brown, the film strip shots were very cool.…

My version of a Silent Movie..

This week we’re beginning to make movies of our own in attempts to tell stories in that way. The task was to complete at least 16 stars worth of Video Assignments.
The first assignment that I decided to take a swing at was creating a movie trailer from the “Silent…

The Silence of Fast Five

The purpose of this assignment was to take a 3-5 minute trailer of a modern movie and render it in the form of the silent era; by converting it to black and white and replacing the audio with a musical sound track. On the other hand, use of title cards…

Classic Movie even Classic-ier

Video Project Count: 5
So finally did the Return to the Silent Era assignment. It was fun, and this was the end result:

To make this video, it took a little bit of work. The most important of which was to pick out what I wanted to re-stylize. Of course…

Silent She’s the Man

This assignment took forever! The second video assignment I decided to do was Return to the Silent Era. This seemed like a really cool assignment because you had to take a trailer from a modern movie and make it antiquated and make it silent era-y.
So at first I wasn’t…

Return of the (Almost ) Silent Mean Girls!

I decided to do the Return to the Silent Era assignment. This is worth five stars. The gist of the assignment is to turn a movie trailer (I did the Mean Girls trailer) into a silent movie. For instance, you take the sound away, make it look dated and add…

Finding Neemo in Silence

To me, Return to the Silent Era seemed like such a unique project. It involves taking a modern movie and transforming it into a time piece. To give it an old timey feel, it was suggested to change it to black and white, add effects to make it look antiquated,…

Return to the Silent Era

Return to the Silent Era
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…

Silent Vader at Disneyland

Not gonna lie – I’m pretty good with iMovie. In fact, I teach people how to use it professionally. (I’m an instructional technologist.) So instead of planning out my video projects this week, and then executing them next week, I’m just going to stagger the projects. And maybe do a…

Silent Movie Trailer

(Silent) Young Adult Wolf!  I decided to spend tonight relaxing…

(Silent) Young Adult Wolf! 
I decided to spend tonight relaxing in my bunk and working on a Video assignment. I chose Alan’s “Return to the Silent Era” challenge.  
I really had no idea what movie I wanted to do. Everything I thought about seemed like it would be kind of…

The Departed Goes Silent

I thought this assignment was very cool and creative. I decided to make the retro fit the departed to appear to be a silent movie. The first thing I did was download movie clips and trailers from YouTube using Real Player and then put them into Windows Movie Maker. I…

Silent Harry

He’s the baddest cop on the streets in 1908…

I felt I was overdue to sit down and do a ds106 assignment, one to do some iMovie work as a demo for our current students. I was called back to do Return to the Silent Era (one I added myself)…

Mission: DS106 – Return to the Silent Era

Fugitive card

Over the next few weeks, I’d like to look at some of my favorite crime films. Something about cops and robbers grabs me. Maybe it’s the loyalty and betrayal – or the chess match between good guys and bad guys racing to figure out where all the pieces…

Scarface silent film

 
For the Return To The Silent Era assignment we were to  take a 3-5 minute trailer of a modern movie and render it in the form os the silent era- convert to black and white, add effects to make it look antiquated, replace the audio with a musical sound…

Week 9-10 assignment – Return to the Silent Era

I chose “The Hunger Games” trailer, to transform in to a silent black and white film. I chose  Gotterdammerung’s “Siegfrieds” as the soundtrack for this redo. I also used iMovie and Jacksta to complete this assignment.
Original Hunger Games Trailer

Click here to view the video on YouTube.
Redo of…

Re-do: Return to the Silent Era Video Assignment (Highlander)

 
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…

“Silent Era” Back to the Future – Dr. Brown Rescues My Sense of Play

My fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Piraino (you can imagine the nicknames we had for her), was a teacher that loved creativity. Every year she transformed her entire room into Santa’s workshop, letting her students build life size reindeer out of cardboard and decorate the walls with paper-crafted strings of garland.…

The Proposal in the olden days

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/return-to-the-silent-era/ I attempted a silent movie film but encountered some problems. Windows Live Movie Maker really doesn’t have the good effects you’d want. So after I added one effect on there, I added the Old Fashioned effect from YouTube. Picking music took a little time because I had no idea…

Jurassic Park in the silent era

This work is for “Return to the Silent Era” in the videoassignment.
I chose Jurassic Park because I used to be fascinated by old science fiction movies such as  The Seventh Voyage of Sindbad.

Peers’ tutorial blogs were very helpful for me. Thanks to the weeklyupdate, I downloaded Videopad, an…

Blast to the Past

(5 star assignment)  I actually had this assignment done for a little while, however I could not find the time to write my post about it until now. I had a little trouble with this assignment as Windows Live Movie Maker decided it wanted to randomly say the files I…

Titanic Silent Film

For the Return To The Silent Era assignment we were to  take a 3-5 minute trailer of a modern movie and render it in the form os the silent era- convert to black and white, add effects to make it look antiquated, replace the audio with a musical sound track.  …

Return to Silent Era

Here is my entry for the “Return to Silent Era” assignment. I decided to use “The Transporter 3″ trailer for it’s eventful action sequences. I used iMovie to edit the clips and create an aged look to the movie. I took all of the audio out of the trailer and…

Silent Era-Pixar’s Up

So this is the Silent Era assignment:
Take a 3-5 minute trailer of a modern movie and render it in the form os the silent era- convert to black and white, add effects to make it look antiquated, replace the audio with a musical sound track.
I choose Pixar’s Up…

Return to the Silent Era, Pulp Fiction Style

I did my Return to Silent Film project on Pulp Fiction’s Breakfast Scene. It was perhaps my favorite scene in that awesome film. I used a firefox plugin to download the videos, then I put them all together with Windows Live Movie Maker. I made up the slides using a…

Return to the Silent Era – Highlander

I got the idea for this as I was commenting on this post.
But the embedding has been disabled on these videos for some reason, so you’ll have to follow the links:
I made this.
From this.

Here’s a second try.
Still meh…
 
 
 
 
 …

Silent Era Cool Hand Luke

This Return the Silent Era video remakes the 50 eggs eating contest in the 1967 classic prison camp movie Cool Hand Luke. On a sweltering stormy night, the prisoners are dreading the closing of the windows of the barracks as it will mean a sweaty night of misery. Luke (Paul…

Saving private ryan old school

this is for the video assignment return to the silent era i took a trailer for saving private ryan and made it into what it would of looked liked and sounded during that era i used imovie to create this project hope you enjoy…

The Car – trailer

I decided to attempt a silent film version trailer for The Car, a 1977 killer car movie. The film is about a possessed car that drives around on its own through a small southwestern town running people down, and occasionally backing up to finish the job.
I did it in…

return to silent era

 
this is my return to silent era video assignment.  I really liked the idea of remaking the modern remake of this film even older then the original.  There is a large amount of work represented here even though every step seems to make things easier.  Things like removing the…

My first Video Attempt

Return to the Silent Era: Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows Style
I Got the trailer for Harry potter from youtube. I used AVS Video editor to edit the video. I added the Vintage look effect thoughout the whole movie. Then I went though and got rid of the more…

Silent Bourne: this may be the coolest thing I have ever made

And considering I haven’t made many videos…well, I don’t have a lot to go on. Still, this project was AMAZINGLY fun and really not too difficult!
So I took this trailer for the movie The Bourne Identity and attempted to make it look like it was a silent film –…

1901

Wow, I needed a does of ds106 creativity, so I set out tonight to do the very assignment I submitted, Return to the Silent Era:
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…

King Kong in the Silent Era

For this assignment, I edited the 2005 King Kong movie trailer to make it more like a 1930ish silent movie trailer. This worked out well because the movies plot is set during the Great Depression (1933).
I used Sony Vegas 7.0 for this. I’m usually hesitant about resorting back to…

Help Someone Else Do this Assignment

If you create a tutorial for this assignment, share it! To have your tutorials appear below, make sure your posts are showing up on the main DS106 site and that you use the following tags when writing the post on your own blog. (You must use BOTH tags!): VideoAssignments, VideoTutorials376

Tutorials So Far

Return To The Silent Film Era Tutorial

Downloading the audio and video from Youtube:

1. Choose a movie that you absolutely love. Find the trailer on Youtube.
2. You will be using keepvid.com for a lot of the ripping of the audio and video from Youtube. Copy and paste the URL of the Youtube video to the …

Silent Drive Tutorial

For the assignment “Return to the Silent Era“, the object was to take a movie trailer and edit all the words out to make it like a silent movie.  I chose the movie Drive, because it did not have a … Continue reading

Remix #4 (Video): Frank vs the Tranq Tutorial

This is the tutorial for this video remix.
Steps:
1. I found a solid version of the scene I was looking for and downloaded it. Next, I opened up iMovie, imported the clip, and messed around for a little while with the effects. I wanted to get a sense of…

Silent Vader at Disneyland

Not gonna lie – I’m pretty good with iMovie. In fact, I teach people how to use it professionally. (I’m an instructional technologist.) So instead of planning out my video projects this week, and then executing them next week, I’m just going to stagger the projects. And maybe do a…

(Silent) Young Adult Wolf!  I decided to spend tonight relaxing…

(Silent) Young Adult Wolf! 
I decided to spend tonight relaxing in my bunk and working on a Video assignment. I chose Alan’s “Return to the Silent Era” challenge.  
I really had no idea what movie I wanted to do. Everything I thought about seemed like it would be kind of…

Silent Harry

He’s the baddest cop on the streets in 1908…

I felt I was overdue to sit down and do a ds106 assignment, one to do some iMovie work as a demo for our current students. I was called back to do Return to the Silent Era (one I added myself)…

Kill Bill as Silent Movie

One of the current ds106 video assignments challenges us to return to the silent era:
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…

“Silent Era” Back to the Future – Dr. Brown Rescues My Sense of Play

My fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Piraino (you can imagine the nicknames we had for her), was a teacher that loved creativity. Every year she transformed her entire room into Santa’s workshop, letting her students build life size reindeer out of cardboard and decorate the walls with paper-crafted strings of garland.…

Return to the Silent Era Techniques (Tutorial)

I used Sony Vegas to make this. One of the techniques I used was layering of multiple audio files in a timeline. This technique can be used in almost any video editor I believe. What I did was have one layer of music playing throughout the whole video. On top…

1901

Wow, I needed a does of ds106 creativity, so I set out tonight to do the very assignment I submitted, Return to the Silent Era:
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…