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Turn any YouTube clip into awards-bait with The Artistifier

Last night we experienced a collective cultural fever-dream when The Artist won the Academy Award for Best Picture, thus proving that silent, black-and-white films by French directors are the future of cinema. Now you too can get in on the game, and you don’t even need any filmmaking knowledge or ties to Harvey Weinstein—just the YouTube clip of your choosing and The Artistifier, which adds an old-timey black-and-white filter and era-appropriate music to transform Baby Monkey Riding A Pig into an accessibly artsy, life-affirming homage to film history. (You might want to also don a beret while inputting your URL for that added French flair.) Add your future Oscar contenders in the comments and start planning your red-carpet outfit for 2013. 

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