The shots highlight the best bits of
As the trailer is a thriller, the parts most highlighted, is the drama
of blood in the bath, characters running away from each
other, and the feeling that the characters are turning on each
other and are involved in a bad business.
We are not shown the story in
A girl appears throughout the trailer, with no indication who she
is or any dialogue, but the impression the viewer may get is
that she is a lover of one of the two main characters, but this
indicates that not the entire trailer is in chronological order.
The trailer showcases the stars of the
As the USP of the movie is the storyline, the characters are not
highlighted individually through titles etc. However the
suspense of the main characters’ face being hidden at the
start of the trailer showcases the importance of his character.
Visual images stay on screen for our
mind to realize what we’re seeing.
To measure how long I should have the titles on screen I watched
the trailer and timed how long it took to read them. With
some shots I had to shorten them as they were on screen too
long and the trailer was in danger of becoming boring.
Conversations between characters
usually consist of one line each
The longest dialogue I had was from the Siri character; however
there were around 15 shots on screen whilst the voice was
playing so that it didn’t seem too long the voice was talking
for. Other dialogue only consisted of one line each.
Unusual angles are often used to
show events or characters
I used angles that emphasised different elements, for example
for a slo-mo shot I angled it straight on so I could see the
phone fall. Other shots I used shaky angles to add tension and
portray the feelings of the character on screen.
Voiceovers are used to tell the story
and give credit information
There is not a narrative voice over, but in parts there is the voice
of a character talking over other shots giving a hint of the
Music helps create the atmosphere
I made sure that the music began on an impressionable point
where the music would gradually build up to a climax at the
end, the increase in tempo is what initiated the suspension
and atmosphere with the complementary editing of shots.
The title appears only at the end.
Having the title of the movie at the end means that you have to
grab the viewers attention right from the start so they will
watch all the way through to find out the name of the movie.
The trailer builds to a climax
I tried to create a Climatic montage by speeding up the editing
towards the end, the only way to make this as effective as it
could be was to have the music also speeding up with the
editing, as well as having more impact shots that didn’t take
the brain long to realise what it was seeing,