EVERY SUNDAY I SHARE TRAILER EDITING TIPS
If you know how to use editing software, you know how to manipulate video and audio.
But do you know why?
My kung fu sifu used to say that people pay him for his eyes,
because they can distinguish good kung fu from the bad.
I've worked in trailers and short form editing for over 15 years,
and I love to talk about the hows and whys of trailers.
I want to help you develop your eye for good trailer editing and storytelling.
I also just like to talk about trailers.
This is why I started my trailer editing newsletter!
Topics I discuss include:
Trailers require a unique style of editing that typically
isn't taught in traditional editing classes or tutorials.
I share my trailer editing tips and tricks.
I've watched trailers my entire life, and to this day
they inspire and instruct my own trailer editing.
I talk about my favorites, and their lessons.
sign up and receive my Game Trailer Editing Checklist.
This is my start to finish process for making game trailers
Most editors say they edit by feel. As true as this may be, there are specific steps in the process that can help clarify what to do next, and give you creative headspace.
THIS CHECKLIST WILL HELP YOU TO
• Ask your client the right questions
• Capture footage efficiently
• Breakdown and organize footage
• Plan out a trailer narrative/progression
• Evaluate your creative decisions
Some parts of this checklist are specific to making video game trailers, but it should still be very useful for making trailers of all varieties.