What is period drama?
A period drama (also known as a costume drama) is often defined as:
A period piece in which elaborate costumes, sets and properties are
featured in order to capture the ambience of a particular era.
Genre conventions in a trailer
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Pride and prejudice
Costumes that were worn in the ear in which it was set
Focus on love/marriage/families
Use of classical music
Characters are well spoken
Set in the countryside/in large manors
Challenge the common ideology of the time
Be an adaptation of novel
Usually focus around a young man and women
Rely heavily on Mise En Scene
Often focus on the life of the upper class
Could I produce a period drama
Casting a period drama would be easier than an action film as I am
unlikely to require a stuntman, for example. Period drama's rely heavily
on mise en scene, for archaic props, costumes and locations which are
relatively untouched by the modern world. This would be the only
challenge I would face in the production of a trailer of this genre.
However, I already own several 'period costumes' from shows of which
I have taken part in. This would make the costume aspect of mise en
scene relatively easy. I could purchase props from online sites such as
eBay or Amazon, I could also go to car boot sales to see if I could find
props that I would decide I needed after creating my storyboard and
writing a props list.