Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to make a good Trailer for your Movie or Theatre project

A lot of what people decide to watch is determined by the trailer. Formatting a trailer can be even tougher because you have to compose a number of clips so people will want to see your project. There are a lot of companies that make trailers but just in case you decide to do one yourself here are some tips:
  • Format your trailer just like a theatrical play: Act 1, Act 2 and Act 3 for example
  • Take clips from your project and place them is a story format just as if you were telling a story, an example would be: Beginning, climax and ending.
  • You may want to add some sound effects, voice overs or music within your trailer to make it appealing to the viewer.
  • If you are trying to get in the big leagues of film trailers, the Motion Picture Association of America usually requires the trailer to be no longer than two minutes. If you are using it for internet or home use then go as long as you want but I recommend no longer than three minutes.

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