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.
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.
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!
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?
"Mise en place" is a French culinary term referring to the set up required before cooking.
This post gets into the nitty gritty of how I organize my project folder structure, and templates for my editing projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cosmic Trip was my first ever VR game to make a trailer for, which meant that I learned A LOT in the process. Here is what it was like making this first trailer, and all the tips I took away from it!