Initial discussion on trailers

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An initial lesson into discussing film trailers.

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Initial discussion on trailers

  1. 1. Initial Discussion on Trailers<br />By John Gaine<br />9/8/11<br />1<br />John Gaine, 13 Mullen<br />
  2. 2. Thoughts on Trailers – Purpose and Intention<br />There many trailers for many different genres – among those are horror, action/thriller, family, sci-fi and romance.<br />There are many things however that make a good trailer. A good trailer would include most if not some of the following things…<br /><ul><li> A sense of a story or overall plot (narrative)
  3. 3. Promoting the film to a suitable target audience
  4. 4. Promoting key people in the production (director, actors)
  5. 5. Creating a suitable mood or atmosphere
  6. 6. Use of genre e.g. elements of sci-fi to make it clear to target audience that it is a sci-fi film </li></ul>9/8/11<br />2<br />John Gaine, 13 Mullen<br />VISIT THE SPIDERMAN TRAILER ON THROUGH THE LINK<br /> ON THE NEXT PAGE<br />
  7. 7. 9/8/11<br />3<br />John Gaine, 13 Mullen<br />Example of Film – The Amazing Spider-man<br />This is an action film, produced by Marvel and Colombia Pictures, centered around the Spider-Man franchise.<br />Examples why this is a good trailer:<br /><ul><li>Heavy use of action scenes and sequences – emphasizes genre.
  8. 8. Mood established – dark cityscape invokes tension, while bright rooftops puts emphasis on action
  9. 9. Non-diegetic music raises tension, generates an atmosphere.
  10. 10. Use of enigma codes (villain is left a mystery) , brings an audience who wants answers.
  11. 11. A use of a first-person perspective (Spider-Man leaping across buildings) , promotes as an action film, makes audience feel part of it.</li>

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