What is a comedy film?
Comedy film is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on
humour. These films are designed to entertain the audience through
amusement, and often work by exaggerating characteristics of real life
for humorous effect.
Genre conventions in a trailer
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This trailer is typical of the comedy genre and includes...
shocks to characters which audience finds humorous
Characters being put into situations that they are the 'odd ones out'
Play on words
overly descriptive sentences emphasising a small point
Would I be able to make a
comedy film trailer?
Comedy films do not often require advanced editing sofware and
special effects for explosions as they rely on humour to entertain.
I would be capable of producing a comedy film trailer, however, my
concerns are as follows...
What some people find funny others do not, comedy is subjective
Comedy either works or it doesn't. Writing a comic film often sees
experienced writers of comedy coming together to produce the final
product. Without any previous experience writing for comedy I may
Sometimes the actors look or personality can make them more
comical. This would put very specific requirements on casting which
may prove difficult for a small scale film.