How to make video game trailers
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  • 1. Click here to enter text. HOW TO MAKE VIDEO GAME TRAILERS Video game trailers are becoming more advanced If anything you can always make your own if you these days as technology moves and developers have the time. I tend to make a lot of my own find new ways of making the games more graphics when I am feeling inspired but it really engaging. A depends on how much time you have and how good example enthusiastic you are. of this is the development STEP 2: of God of War 3 on the Next you may want to source some transparent Playstation 3 images. These are images with a see through with its colourless amazing background gameplay advancements. This is good news if which you want to make your own game trailer or means you indeed any kind of video presentation for the web. can add the You can use these game trailers to inspire ideas image to any for your own trailers as I have. other image Here is the process I use to make my own video or game trailers. background colour without the two clashing. So say you have STEP 1: an image of Kratos with a white background and you want to put him on a black background The first thing that I always do is to source good without the white showing. You will need an graphics and if it’s for a game then it’s pretty image of him with a transparent background and easy. There is always an abundance of high there are two ways to achieve this – one easy quality desktop wallpapers on the internet. Just one not so easy and you will need the right make sure that the wallpaper is of high quality to software to do it. minimise degradation of quality when changing the file format or editing size etc. Most should be contd…… ok to use as long as you aren’t using them illicitly.
  • 2. The easy way: the net or if you are lucky enough to have cds like the Uberschall or Big Fishaudio series. The easy way is to go to Google images and type “kratos png” (without the quotes). You will In some cases you are going to need the eventually find the right images because most recommended software to extract the sounds if PNGs are typically transparent images. they aren’t in WAV format. I use cinema scores for many of my game trailers. It’s best to use The harder way: software that can handle slideshows and music and has good transitions eg Power Director, The harder way is to get an image with clean well Magix or Corel Videostudio. defined edges that don’t blur into white or any I would not recommend even trying to use the other colour then use masking software like Adobe Premiere/Aftereffects unless you know Fluidmask or Mask Pro. It will extract the image your way around them. They have a steep from the background and save it as a png. You learning curve and a lot of the transitions and can also do this manually yourself in photoshop if effects have to be done manually. you have the patience and time. Try to make your videos as original as possible. I do all sorts of cuts, fades, transitions and keying slide transitions to the music. If you are like me and don’t like narrating then use text to voice software. Liquendo is the best I have found. Another technique I have found that works well is mixing static slides with video. This is a bit tricky to do because you need to extract precise sections of video files that fit in into your slideshow. If you want to take things even further Use your transparent image in you slideshow you can take a still image of that video and software or if you really want to go to town use it present it as a still slide then have it animate from to do layering in software such as Adobe a still. Photoshop. My Assassins Creed 2 trailer is a good example . STEP 3: It has a mix of images, video, slow motion, reverse shots, keyed effects and royalty free Next I source the right music because the length music. Keyed effects are events they are and mood of the music dictates the structure of sequenced to the music. the slideshow. You can get royalty free music on
  • 3. I also recommend you take a look at my God of War 3 10 Minute trailer. (screenshot above). All the sound effects in the trailer including explosions and rockfalls were created by me and I translated the original German dialogue into English. I am a great fan of this game so that’s what inspired me to put so much effort into it. The above techniques although more involved than a standard video, should result in a nice effective video trailer that you can be proud of and that others can enjoy. Kevin jay: