This is a promo for the play Silent. Written and performed by Pat Kinevane and produced by Fishamble Theatre company.
Because a motif in the film is the Silent movie era and in particular Rudolph Valentino I was excited to use the opportunity to use a few clips of Valentino himself which are in the public domain (Internet archive or course archive.org) and I made my own footage look like a silent movie using a few filters from the Magic Bullet toolbox. I just put them straight on without much messing around with setting (scratches, micro-scratches and bands i think). I also took the colour out of the footage (obviously), increased the contrast and made a dark border like you see in some of the older silent films. To make the border I just made a mask version of the same footage, put it on top, made it much darker and took a little opacity out of it. Overall I was pretty pleased with the results, I reckon it meshed pretty well with the real silent footage and it also brought Pat Kinevane's striking look to the fore even more!
The music is from the play and the play is very good if you live in Ireland I think it will be coming back soon, so worth a watch certainly. fishamble.com to find out.