"A Spaniard in Hollywood" (Hollywood Hack Day, July 2013) Before & After





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Published on Jul 16, 2013

Welcome to Hollywood, 1913!

This is a hack made in 24 hours at Hollywood Hack Day 2013 by Oscar Celma and Ching-Wei Chen.

Given any movie, we convert it to a silent film by:

1) Extracting the frames
2) Converting them to B&W and applying a Sepia effect
3) Adding scratches and noise
4) Randomly removing some frames
5) Subsampling to 15 FPS
6) Selecting old songs (jazzy, 20s, etc.) based on Gracenote metadata

All done using Python, PIL, and ffmpeg.

No video editing software was used in the making of this film. Take that, Final Cut Pro!

More examples:

- Pulp Fiction:

- King Kong (2005):


  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Bing Crosby
  • Album

    • Broadway: The American Musical
  • Writers

    • Yip Harburg, Jay Gorney
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • SME, WMG (on behalf of Columbia/Legacy); AdRev Publishing, Shapiro Bernstein, PEDL, ASCAP, and 10 Music Rights Societies


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