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Want to be a silent film director like The Artist? There’s an app for that
Feeling inspired to make a silent film after watching The Artist scoop five Oscars at the 84th Academy Awards, including best picture?
There’s an app for that.
The Silent Film Director app (available from the iTunes store) is compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4 and iPod touch and will transform your video into an authentic silent film that captures the early days of Hollywood.
Developers MacPhun are about to release version 3.0 with lots of new features and are also planning an International Silent and Vintage Film contest. The app also includes a showtime gallery where you can upload your work for others to view.
Video effects include 20s movie, 60s home video, 70s home video, black & white, sepia and vintage sepia. No great silent film is complete without accompaniment, and the app comes with a number of default soundtracks or the option to upload your own.
The pro version is well worth the extra pennies and includes more transitions, possibility of mixing videos with stills and the ability to add stylish title cards to your silent film with bespoke fonts.
While The Artist has brought
If nothing else the app is fun to use and will transform an ordinary video into a quirky little movie – which is what The Artist was before it stormed the Oscars.
Check out Barack Obama, starring in his own silent film in the app’s promo video: