Watching the previews before a movie is one of my favorite things about going to see a film in the theatre. I love getting excited about coming attractions, so the more previews the better.
Stephen Garrett wrote a fantastic piece for Filmmaker magazine about how to cut a movie trailer. If you have ever been curious about the process of how these 2-minute works of art are created, it is worth a read. One of the gems from Stephen:
“Above all, and without exception, trailer editing is about rhythm. If you don’t have an innate sense of it, then your trailer will not sing. A trailer, cut well, will have a flowing motion to it, a sense that everything plays off everything else, and will propel the viewer through the experience of the film. Trailers build up excitement and anticipation, and a keen sense of rhythm heightens those sensations.”
Vadzim Khudabets is an editor who works in the movie trailer editing business. He is also the man responsible for one of the most amazing videos I have seen in a long time. In just over six minutes Vadzim has compiled the trailers from 99 films into one epic trailer. It is dramatic, inspirational, and brilliant. It is also super fun trying to figure out all of the films pieced together. This is a serious must see!
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