Another trailer for Absolver! The other trailers I cut for Absolver were the announce and PSX trailers. The process of working on this was the same as the others, where I was brought on strictly as an editor because they came to me with a rough draft and capture they did in-house. This trailer has a bit more of a central story to it than the other ones. The trailer depicts a relationship between two fighters who are meeting up at the top of a tower. The trailer flashes back and between the past when they fought side by side, and the present day where they seem to be engaging in some sort of final duel.
The main way I helped with this trailer was adding in some additional shots for the present day confrontation. I wanted to make sure the audience had enough shots to keep track of both the timelines. Some shots were the closeup before the Sloclap title card, the medium shot of the woman landing on the ground, the man turning towards camera, and the duel at high noon closeup on her hands. I also edited most of the gameplay using capture sent to me by Sloclap. Everything else I added to the trailer were very small timing changes here and there to tighten up moments or draw them out for dramatic emphasis.
After I was done with my part, it was sent off to the composer and sound designers to put on the final touches! Thanks to Sloclap for working with me; I'm so happy to be a part of these slickly produced trailers. I originally took on this gig almost exclusively from seeing screenshots, and know I made the right choice!