A brief trend in trailer editing was music covers of classic themes using a simple and understated piano score. Why was this a thing, and what were the trailer producers thinking when they did it?Read More
The trailer for the multiplayer mode of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is a crowning example of the potential of in-game trailers. Here's what makes it so amazing.Read More
The trailer for the film "Little Children" is a favorite of mine for its unconventional use of sound design in lieu of music.Read More
Trailers are notorious for containing spoilers, but there are ways to use spoilery shots without alerting the audience. How can this be done, and what does it look like when it's done wrong?Read More
The Inception Braaaaaaam sound is one of the most influential bits of sound design/music in modern trailers.
What that made it so popular?Read More
The trailer for Magnolia is both unconventional and conventional.
It's also one of the few that was made by the director of the film!Read More
Sometimes when there's a built-in audience for an already popular property, great trailers are made, and sometimes it's clear that the trailer producers knew that how the trailer is edited isn't as important as just showing what the audience wants to see.Read More
How the heck do you get a job as an editor in the trailer industry? It's not that different from any sort of creative job you might want; you just have to know where to look, and what to expect.Read More
The Trailer Trove is a look at my favorite trailers, and why I love them so much. This is my look at the trailer for the 1998 film "The Thin Red Line" which I describe as a sumptuous feast of a trailer!Read More
Some of my favorite trailers are for love stories I either didn't like in the final film, or didn't find as affecting as I did in the trailer. What is it about the storytelling of a trailer that works differently from the final film that causes this to happen?Read More
The Trailer Trove is a look at my favorite trailers, and why I love them so much. This is my look at the trailer for the 2001 film "The Caveman's Valentine" by Dave Rosenthal of Giaronomo Productions.Read More
Deconstructing the elements of a trailer is one of the best ways to learn how to make better trailers.
These are the key things that I focus on when I'm watching trailers analytically.Read More
The Matrix is one of my all time favorite trailers, and this post breaks down just why it must've been an absolute joy to cut. Topics discussed include: 3-act structure, selecting dialogue, and cutting in visuals.Read More
Two stories about the events that lead up to me getting two of my favorite gigs. Nothing I did that got me these gigs were done for the sake of getting hired, and yet it worked out that way in the end.Read More