The genre I have chosen to represent within my trailer is Romance. Films which relate to
this are “One Day, The Vow, The Notebook, 500 Days of Summer etc.” These films are all
romance based with a secondary genre of comedy.
My trailer will represent the classic British appeal, slightly like “Pride and Prejudice and
Bridget Jones Diary” but in present times.
The Notebook (2004) was a really useful when watching the movie and trailer. Since it
offered me help in areas like editing and cinematography. This is because I would like my
trailer to have a similar story plot although still different.
One Day (2011) was also helpful with the story being based within the UK and also it had
similarities to my plot idea. Since it is similar to a diary entry and is of a young couple and
their own love story.
1 Learning how to Love.
The young couple meet in the university
They become immediate friends.
The male likes his new best friend.
However she is already in a relationship.
He is supportive of his role, and will not
get involved intimately.
Her boyfriend becomes jealous of her new
Leading to her being forced on deciding
between friendship and love.
Then she makes her decision…
2 Meant to be.
The two lovers have known each other all
They use to secretly play outside in the
park and were the best of friends.
At the age of twelve she had to move away
leaving behind a forgotten promise.
Six years later she returns, her love for her
childhood best friend still intact.
He remembers her, but must keep his
distance due to the status (him being
working class and her being high class).
They run into each other at the park, talk
about the past memories.
She returns home and finds out about her
arranged marriage set up.
Problems arise and it continues to be a
contest of status or true love?
Following my research I have noticed that sound plays a key part in all trailers. Within the
romance genre, sound is used to help transition from scene to scene, yet it also
represents the emotions of characters and gives a direct emphasis of this to the audience.
An example of this would be the use of vocalist recordings made for the film divergent.
This was made to represent the main characters mind set. The vocalist used in the film
was the famous pop singer Ellie Goulding.
I have therefore decided that within my trailer I would like vocal melodies and a score
created. This will be played in a upbeat tune in order to relate to the genre and trailer.
With permission from a local restaurant
which has a classic appeal. I could record a
date between the couple in there. This is
common in all romantic films and always
seems to be a key scene.
Picnic at the Park
A traditional picnic on the grass with a
woven basket full of classic British snacks.
This will represent the British appeal and
will also add a romantic feel to a date
within the film.
From my research I have noticed that films
within the genre romance use a lot of close
ups and mid shots within their trailers,
with occasional tracking shots to show
movement. The trailers also consist of a
few extreme long shots to show the
location. This is mainly to emphasis the
location and adds to the story explaining a
certain date or meeting point. Within the
trailers they also seem to revolve around a
specific location, this adds emphasis to the
fact their romance developed here, making
the location meaningful.
From my research I have noticed that
romance trailers consist mainly of straight
cuts and fades. The Fades emphasis on the
change of time while straight cuts show the
speed of development within the clip. An
example of this would be in “One Day” the
use of black and white fades adds emphasis
to the change in time and memories, also
when watching, it makes you feel like the
transactions are like a blink of an eye.
HOW DOES IT LINK TO MY
Within the film poster I would like the
background to be of nature like in some
lifestyle magazines. This will be relatable
to the film due to a date that the couple
will have at the park. On the cover however
the couple will be standing together lost in
each other, while the teenage girl reading a
book will be sat behind on a bench, a
slight distance away from them.
With my magazine cover I am still slightly
uncertain on which appearance I would like
it to have. However a current idea I do have
is that the teenage girl will be at the centre
staring directly at the camera with the
diary held to her chest. As for the couple
from the novel will be behind her, side to
side. In the cover it will show them as a trio
almost family like. The couple may be
staring at each other or I may have the
female staring at the male while he gazes
down towards the diary.
TO DO LIST
Find the correct actor/ actresses for the job. Preferably a young
couple for the role of the couple within the trailer. This is due to the
chemistry between couples already being there, which will make it
Find the correct location and sounds for the past tense videos/
images that will be taken. This will allow us to work on the mis-en-scene
and make sure that every item hopefully fits in with the correct
Finally create a score which will represent your trailer. Maybe the use
of vocals to create a soft musical track which can play as an
undertone throughout the trailer, with it’s increase and decrease in
tempo and rhythm.