My aim for my animation is to make it into a sort of silent film, using a vignette and crackles on the screen, to make it look vintage, a reflection of the toys I have collected. During my research, I have come across two silent films from 1903, of which I have drawn some inspiration.
The first is an adaptation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Percy Stow and Cecil Hepworth. The film has been re-mastered and tinted to what it would have been originally. Follow the link to view it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeIXfdogJbA
The second is a film called ‘The Great Train Robbery’, which is a sort of early western, where bandits carry out a robbery on a train, and nearly get away with it. They are caught red handed in the woods with all the money, and are shot dead. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oTdPklBE0Y
I have found a template for silent film titles on line, of which I can use in my animation. If you would like to so the same, follow the link below to download them. Abbott, F.N. ‘Silent Movie Title Card’ [Online] http://www.copycatfilms.com/bloggin/silent-movie-title-card-free-download/ [1st May 2013]
Here is some pictures of what the titles now look like, after I have written on them.