Film trailers By Sophie Yates Sit back Relax and ENJOY!
<ul><li>YouTube - Dumb and Dumber Trailer </li></ul>-Starring well-known actors -NO voiceover until introducing the actors -Clever shots that match the audio... Especially the fighting scene -Visual comedy... Manner of mishaps -Facial expressions -Appropriate music to match the characters and the film genre -Funny sound effects to suit the comic genre -Doesn’t give away anything about the storyline -Sound effects used during the titles with backwards letters to show the ‘dumb characters’ portrayed in the film
<ul><li>Youtube- Shutter Island Trailer </li></ul>-Starring a well-known actors -Fast paced shots... Suits the horror genre -Tension building music -Parallel sound -Establishing shot showing the ‘trapped environment’ followed shortly by a characters point of view shot at the beginning so the audience feels involved -So many different types of shots and effects to portray the manic nature of the film -Storyline isn’t revealed at all -Confuses the audience with the constant changing shots which is what the film does -Good use of special effects
<ul><li>Youtube- Friday the 13th Trailer </li></ul>-Voice over- old woman- makes the trailer mysterious -VERY fast paced shots with different effects - Dark, mysterious shots that make the audience think more about what the film is about -Sudden silences to contrast the next shot -Hardly any dialogue from the video… just voice over, screams and breathing. -Close ups of significant objects- toy doll, teddy -Screeching sounds make the scream more effective -Crying of a female in the background -Audience recognition … remake
<ul><li>Youtube- Alice in Wonderland Trailer </li></ul>-Directed by well known Tim Burton -Fantasy music to convey the fictional film -Based on the original with a twist -Clips of humour to show the audience that there is some comedy involved in the film -Different paced shots -Use of focus in camera… changing from character (in the distance) to object (in the foreground) -Clever use of the rug… rolling out to create the end titles -Audience recognition of the original storyline -Intertextual reference
<ul><li>Youtube- Halloween Trailer </li></ul>-Shots of certain ‘key’ objects... The knife -Use of heartbeat in time to the shots -Flashes of devil faces and blood over the top of the child -Close up shot of the villain -Establishing shots of the house… effective at the end as you don’t expect it -Remake of original movie by John Carpenter