Return to the Silent Era

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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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For my first assignment this week, I decided to Return to the Silent Era. I kept this up with the class theme by having


So I saw this assignment and knew I had to try doing it. Unfortunately, Movie Maker isn’t the best at making this appear silent movie-y,

I was intrigued by the idea of aging a movie trailer to make it appear to be from the silent era.  It essentially admits that

In this assignment, you take a clip from a movie, and try to make it look like a film out of the silent era. This

For this assignment, I had to make a 3-5 minute movie trailer formatted the same way as movie trailers from the silent era where the

Behold! My Old Fashioned Star Wars Trailer. The assignment can be found here: Return to the Silent Era Assignment.

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Yesterday, I was going through my things and found this gem. It is footage from the Suicide Squad back when silent films were really popular. As

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Continuing along the path of curiosity, I delved down deeper into the history of Disney movies and decided to watch the creative company’s most recent

So Pacific Rim is one of my favorite movies. Mainly because it’s the stupidest movie I’ve ever seen and I love every second of it.


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