Movie Trailers

The project: Use the footage you shot last fall at Fairfield's Mill Island Park to create a compelling movie trailer for a film you'll never actually create - at least, with this footage.


Think about the length of your project of around 1 minute. Keep clip lengths relevant to the pace you're trying to create - and consider switching it up, from slow and peaceful, to tight and fast-paced.


Come up with a title, have some kind of storyline in your head that you're working from. Take 10 minutes to write those down so you can keep track of what you want to do. And definitely, look over your footage closely.


Find music from either Free Music Archive, or use my Artlist.io account. See me to log in.


These are the standards you're being assessed on:


10.3 Demonstrate editing techniques that present continuity, performance, emphasis and pace.

10.4 Perform the basic steps of digital post-production.

10.5 Operate software-based editing system.

10.6 Use appropriate content and editing style for intended audience.


16.1 Import media assets (video, image, and audio files).

16.2 Organize and manage video clips in a sequence.

16.3 Manage sound in a video sequence.

16.4 Manage superimposed text and shapes in a video sequence.

16.5 Manage effects in a video sequence.


Try some new techniques. Be creative. Make this something that's hard to turn away from.


Consider: whip pans, blurs, definitely use key frames to ramp up effects or slow them down, and use titles to give the audience a clue of what you want them to take away from this.


These tutorials might be helpful:


How to Make a Movie Trailer


How Using a Speed Ramp Can Improve Your Videos


Motion Blur Ramping: Little Details Make Big Impacts


This project is about editing, not the footage. So if you find you don't have great stuff to work with, borrow something good from a neighbor.


Project is due on Thursday at 10 a.m. We'll screen them then.




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