Are you tired of watching the same 10 shows over and over? Use these apps to find entertaining and exciting silent movies or even create your own.
Silent movies were the first movies to ever be created, and surprisingly most of them have aged well as time has gone on. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about some of our favorite movies from the 80s. The great thing about silent movies from the 1920s is they didn't depend on special effects to make the movie interesting because there was no special effect available. So, if you find yourself unable to find any movies to watch, check out a few silent movies. The storylines are often hilarious, and most of the time you can find quite a few silent movies on Netflix or Youtube and other apps for free. Checking out old silent movies will provide you hours and hours of fun as your journey back to the 1920s.
While the fact is, the main silent film era of the melodrama has long since past, there are quite a few modern films that try to embrace and improve upon the idea of the silent drama. With current music and issues, these modern films rely on older filming and acting techniques to communicate ideas to the audience. The great thing about modern silent films is compared to their to Hollywood counterpart, they are extremely cheap to produce, which means there is a lot more content available. However, finding some of the more obscure silent films can be quite a challenge for even the most experienced movie sleuth. Luckily, there are some great social media sites for film buffs. So, using an app like Letterboxd, you can talk to other movie connoisseurs who like silent movies for fresh ideas and sources to enjoy your new hobby of watching silent movies.
Another great thing about silent movies, it is extremely easy to make your own silent short films. Making silent films forces you to be creative and find other mediums besides voices to express ideas and themes. The actors don't have to have great dialogue, so you can easily find some willing participants. From comedy to tragedy, you can do it all by using a few phone cameras, a soundtrack, and some video editing software. Unfortunately, video editing software can get extremely expensive, but there are a few apps out there that offer decent editing capabilities for free. When making silent movies, usually all you need for editing is a cropping tool, filter, and a volume mixer. So, there is no reason to shell out big money for expensive software when a simple editing app like Magisto will do just fine
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