Helpful criticism on my movie trailer

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Lil Chillbil, Jul 25, 2013.

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    Lil Chillbil

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    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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    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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    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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    Lil Chillbil

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    Taken into consideration for the final revision, thanks guys
     
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    wonderspark

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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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    Lil Chillbil

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    Indeed it did :)
     

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