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. Also check out Silent Film Studio in the iOS App Store.

Featured image: Two Burglars Entering A Home by Simpleinsomnia via Attribution Engine. Licensed under CC BY.

Assignment from the DS106 Assignment Bank submitted by Alan Levine.

Example for "Return To The Silent Era":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOjzLggAKis

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