Make Your Own Silent Film with Google and The Peanut Gallery

Google Peanut Gallery

This is one of the cooler things Google has put out in a while. Using their new Peanut Gallery, you can make your own versions of silent movie scenes using your microphone and a little imagination. You talk, and it creates dialogue that gets plugged right into the movie.

So far they have clips from A Trip to the Moon (which is what I chose to make intertitles for), The General, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Plan 9 From Outer Space and many, many others. Obviously there are public domain reasons for what they’re using, but I can’t wait until they get The Artist on tap as well.

The talk-to-text usability isn’t exactly perfect, but it’s definitely close, and the entire program makes for a fun diversion for film geeks and for anyone who wants to rewrite a few classics. If you make one, post it up in the comments section so we can all have a look.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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