Designing a movie trailer

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  • Let Them Know The movie trailer, known as the preview to audiences, is a commercial for a movie
  • which tells a little about the movie using footage from that movie.
  • There are a few things to keep in mind when putting together an effective trailer.
  • Story Create a narrative structure with your trailer.
  • Set it up and take the audience into part of the rising action and climax.
  • The majority of the trailer is taken from the first act of the movie,
  • And then the rest is a collage of the middle acts.
  • Select clips that will identify the main characters and conflicts,
  • And then begin selecting shorter clips that will identify some of the most dramatic or humorous moments of the primary action.
  • Time A movie trailer should not go over 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  • Choosing Clips Consider the clips that are going to make the target audience want to see the movie.
  • Try to get ones where the dialogue or iamging will tell the audience quite a bit in a matter of seconds.
  • Designing a movie trailer

    1. 1. Designing a Movie Trailer by Daniela Arghir Within the eTwinning Learning Event “ Exploiting Web 2.0 – eTwinning and Collaboration”
    2. 2. LET THEM KNOW The movie trailer, known as the preview to audiences, is a commercial for a movie…
    3. 3. … which tells a little about the movie using footage from that movie.
    4. 4. There are a few things to keep in mind when putting together an effective trailer.
    5. 5. STORY Create a narrative structure with your trailer.
    6. 6. Set it up and take the audience into part of the rising action and climax.
    7. 7. The majority of the trailer is taken from the first act of the movie…
    8. 8. … and then the rest is a collage of the middle acts.
    9. 9. Select clips that will identify the main characters and conflicts…
    10. 10. … and then begin selecting shorter clips that will identify some of the most dramatic or humorous moments of the primary action.
    11. 12. TIME A movie trailer should not go over 1 minute and 30 seconds.
    12. 13. CHOOSING CLIPS Consider the clips that are going to make the target audience want to see the movie.
    13. 15. Try to get clips where the dialogue or imaging will tell the audience quite a bit in a matter of seconds.
    14. 16. Designing a Movie Trailer BE CREATIVE!

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