Trailer Time: Back to Basics

This trailer exemplifies some basics of trailer-making.  Do you know what they are?

If you’re like me, the first thing you’ll notice is that this trailer relies on text, music, and simple effects to create an impression on the viewer.  The next thing you’ll notice is that the text transitions too quickly for some sections—particularly the quotes—to be read.  I can’t know who is recommending this book unless I stop the video.

This trailer has:

  • A very brief synopsis.
  • A very brief introduction of the hero.
  • Quotes from others about the work.
  • A previous book.
  • The name of the publisher, author, and book.
  • A means to find out more.

Is it enough?

About Stephanie Allen Crist

Stephanie created and produces in answer to a call from God to use her experiences and gifts to help others. Stephanie is also the author of and two books that can be found on that site. Stephanie strives to share her love, faith, and talents in an inclusive manner to help others who know spiritual pain and who know the bitter taste of the dregs of despair.
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2 Responses to Trailer Time: Back to Basics

  1. acflory says:

    It’s clever – I especially like the final ‘credits’, but the pace was way too fast given that the text swam into maximum focus, making it very hard to read. A bit of editing would make this a very good trailer though.

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