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Old Jul 26, 2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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Helpful criticism on my movie trailer

Ok so not really a trailer as a teaser I had to make for the Sacramento film festival in order to register. Its not supposed to reveal anything about the story, just give a brief idea about what kind of quality the film with have and show off the main protagonists

before I enter it does anyone have any last minute suggestions (ps i'm entering into the under 18 section aka most are shooting with dslr's/iphones)

Filmed with a Xl1 and edited on a G5 quad in Final cut Express 4

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Old Jul 26, 2013, 05:54 AM   #2
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Firstly it needs fast cutting. The start is too dark. Put some titles on the boys. Basically you are holding your shoots to long for a teaser trailer.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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I'd say do reveal something more. I want to know something about the story, or something deeper about one of the characters, or at least know the theme. Personally I find character moments more revealing than action sequences.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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Taken into consideration for the final revision, thanks guys
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Old Jul 27, 2013, 01:27 AM   #5
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I think you need to set up some drama. I felt no tension. Make it exciting, and draw people in for more!

Here's a trailer I cut for a film that was shot by some of my friends:
College Pranks

Here's another trailer I cut for different film shot by another group of friends:
The School in the Woods

Hopefully the examples help explain.
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Old Jul 27, 2013, 10:56 AM   #6
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I think you need to set up some drama. I felt no tension. Make it exciting, and draw people in for more!

Here's a trailer I cut for a film that was shot by some of my friends:
College Pranks

Here's another trailer I cut for different film shot by another group of friends:
The School in the Woods

Hopefully the examples help explain.
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