Here are two examples of how we can work with short silent clips in the classroom: Vimeo has many high-quality video-clips which can be used in many different ways.
The first one we are showing here is a nice short clip of 2 minutes about the story of a seed. It is called “Seedling”:
Seedling from Lee Tao on Vimeo.
It would be nice to have our students describing what is happening, and predicting what will happen next… or, describing the characters appearing in the clip. I’m sure you can think of other possibilities!
The second one is “Paraphernalia”… a story of a girl and a boy… and a plane:
Paraphernalia from Sabrina Cotugno on Vimeo.
Why don’t you put text into pictures? The story is really easy to follow and there’s silent dialogue which can be easily completed… students can create a written dialogue or they can put voice to the clip! It is a very engaging activity which students will love.