Trailer – Idea 1
For the trailer I could possibly use a voice over, giving an insight into the main
theme/plot of the film.
I would also use a variety of different shot types (LS,MS,CU) in order to
create ambiguity, again ensuring that the plot is not entirely revealed.
I will also use low lighting, a dark/mysterious soundtrack and shots of
violence and use props in order to convey genre and mood.
I will use a build up of shots and music getting faster and more intense, in a
montage style, until finally revealing the title at the end.
The first idea would be to create a ‘gangster’ style crime film, similar to films
such as Legend and Gangster Squad. However, I understand that the budget
needed is not available to create a film set in the past, so I would have to set
my trailer in a modern era.
Trailer - Idea 2
The second idea is similar to the first in terms of how the
film will be structured in a montage style, however I could
use a more modern urban style theme by using
underclass characters, similar to films such as Ill Manors
Again I would be using a variety of shot types in order to
convey genre and the intense feel I want to create. Again,
I would use a dark and mysterious soundtrack also to
convey the genre.
Trailer – Idea 3
A third idea could be a narrative trailer, conveying the
story through a series of longer shots from the film.
Possibly, using an actual segment from the film.
I could again use the ‘Gangster’ style format however,
using a longer narrative based trailer that focuses on
conveying the plot of the film.
I could also even combine this narrative with some shorter
shots to create ambiguity and to further convey genre,
creating a good contrast between violence and non-
violence and through the short shots and longer length
I have not chosen to do an advert however, had I chosen this I would most likely have shot a food
advert, similar to that of Lurpak or M&S.
I would have used a variety of close ups and time lapses of food cooking, in particular a cake in an
oven or chicken being grilled.
I have not chosen to pursue the advert idea as I wanted to film something a little more challenging
and that interests me, giving me freedom to film on various locations in different styles, as it will
highlight my current skills and develop them further.
Could create a good advert in a small amount of time
If choosing a food advert you could use a range of shot types and could follow a similar
Most likely in one location
Not very challenging
Would need a micro lens (possibly)
If I were to have chosen a music video I would have most likely used a mixture of a
story based plot, combined with shots of the band playing.
I however, chose not to do this text in particular as I do not wish to create a music
video, and the trailer option of the coursework seemed a lot more appealing to myself
for the reasons previously explained in the PowerPoint.
A music video would allow me to have more creativity in terms of idea and shots
It would give me freedom in terms of music choice
I would most likely need to film using a band – which would be hard to find
I would need to find a suitable location to film in and transport music equipment
also tat would be used in the video, which would be awkward to do