Tonight Hagan and I tried out something new. We had so much fun!
We looked up a little background on silent films and intertitles in Wikipedia. We found, "Intertitles, then known simply as "titles", were a mainstay of silent films once the films became of sufficient length and detail to necessitate dialogue and/or narration to make sense of the enacted or documented events."
"About" page on the website. How fun! We think it sounds like a fun place to sit in the theatre....
and gave Hagan (and all young people) a real reason to make these little films funny and a little bit colorful themselves.
To start, one selects a film clip to begin. There are several to choose from as you scroll back and forth at the bottom of the screen.
To start you just have to say something....like "Action".
As the film clip plays, you say the words aloud that you want as the intertitles.
There is no typing....this is all done for you with voice.
It was pretty tricky to get all of the correct words that we said within the intertitles. We found a few tips on the "About" page of Peanut Gallery. This was helpful as we create the next silent film.
Once the silent film is complete, one can change the title by clicking on it.
The Hunchback of Van Meter. That is great, Hags.
I can see the Peanut Gallery being used for all kinds of projects.
Film class studying silent films. Historical events. Creative writing. Just for fun.
The list goes on.
I know that Hagan and I will be coming back to this tool for more fun and creating too.