Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video The importance of editing a trailer early on, part of Video Post Production for Low-Budget Films.
- Teasers or trailers?…What's the difference?…A teaser is a very short clip,…typically under a minute in length,…edited specifically to generate interest in the movie.…A standard trailer is a longer piece,…somewhere between two and three minutes,…that describes the main plot and characters…and ultimately offers a sense of the kind of story…we can expect to see once the film is released.…
For a very short film like ours…that is about five minutes in total length,…creating a trailer doesn't really make sense.…A teaser would make sense.…But not having much dialog in our story…and having an unexpected ending…really limited our options.…Regardless which one works best to market your project,…having a short clip out as soon as possible…offers several key advantages.…It forces the editor to go through all the footage…and really pay attention to the strongest scenes.…
It is also a great tool to share with other collaborators,…like the colorist or composer that will be part…of the project at a later stage.…But perhaps, to me, the biggest advantage…
Emmy-winning director Eduardo Angel knows filmmakers can be overwhelmed by the amount of post-production options. In this course, he takes you behind the scenes, sharing insights to help you maximize your post-production process while minimizing the impact to your budget. Eduardo focuses on the essential post-production steps and how to implement technical and creative solutions that help accomplish your vision. He shows you an entire post-production process, including planning, editing your film, working with a composer, adding audio, working with color, and distributing your project.
- Selecting an NLE (nonlinear editor)
- Preparing assets for editing
- Storing and backing up your files
- Evaluating scenes and takes to make selections
- Fine-tuning the edit
- Enhancing the story with audio
- Working with a composer
- Finishing the piece with color grading
- Distributing your project