Talking of music, I used to play classical guitar (and later also tried to venture into flamenco and acoustic jazz guitar) as a teenager and in my early twenties, then abandoned it more or less for about 15 years. A couple of months ago, I managed to fix my flamenco guitar and started playing again. Being a silent movie fan, I thought it would be nice to try out my skills at creating film scores for silent films. As you can tell from the Super 8 short film that I just uploaded to http://www.vimeo.com/7559016
my skills are still very basic, but I somehow love the idea to do an acoustic soundtrack to go with an 8mm old film project.
Another idea I had was that, rather than just playing our various films one after another, it might be worth looking into mixing them together to try create a story. I once did this with 8mm footage shot around Bristol and other footage shot eight months later in Germany, and while the 'story' is a bit quirky, I think it actually worked. It's not anywhere on the internet to watch, as it was only done as a home telecine and strictly amateur project.
What do you reckon? Is this something worth exploring?