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Trailer cuts, sliced the way you want it

The film trailers I have watched span primarily action and drama movies, with the exception of one or two films. Action movie trailers generally have more scenes and quicker cuts than do drama and comedy movies, but even movie trailers … Continue reading

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Music sets the Tone!!

From the eight movie trailers that I saw, I saw multiple patterns that ranged from length of the trailer to the music being played in the background. One thing that was consistent was that whenever there was dialogue, the background … Continue reading

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Trailers aren’t Like a Box of Chocolate… You Pretty Much Know What You’re Gonna Get

For this assignment I watched four comedy trailers and four action/ thriller trailers, along with three recuts, and I noticed peculiar nuances amongst these trailers. Whether it is the music, length, narration, sound effects, typography or dialogue, all of them … Continue reading

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The Suspense is Killing Me

I decided to watch a couple different genres of movie trailers, to see the difference in how they are filmed. I watched three books to movies trailers, one remake movie trailer, one horror film trailer, one gangster film trailer, one … Continue reading

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Captions and Trailer Length… Less is More

By watching eight movie trailers and four recut trailers, I learned that shot length for both is short—most shots transition within a matter of seconds. This is especially true for action, horror, and thriller movies and the recuts of Mary … Continue reading

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Formula For Success: Do What Everyone Else Does?

After watching several trailers in sequence, I was shocked at the similarities between them. Many of these teasers were virtually identical in form to the point where I could almost predict what shot was to come next and what style … Continue reading

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Snapshots of different worlds

For this blog post, I watched trailers off iTunes from Now You See Me, The Great Gatsby, We’re the Millers, The Internship, The Hunger Games, The Heat, Monsters University, and Man of Steel. I tried to get a wide range … Continue reading

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