Movie Trailer Conventions

This clip from YouTube explains the common conventions used in Movie Trailers. This has also been discussed in previous lessons. To make YOUR trailer ‘believable’, you are advised to follow these conventions/patterns.

Lets break it down:

  • Trailers begin with a ratings advise followed by a studio logo, such as 20th Century Fox
  • Montage of clips – voice overs used to convey the narrative. Don LaFontaine is the most famous voice-over artist who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers.
  • Text on the screen
  • Music overlapped – has a list of the most commonly used tracks in trailers
  • Finally, the title and credits

Tags: , , , ,

Categories: Media, Movie clips & examples


Teacher of Visual Arts

Subscribe to these posts

If you wish to get updates on a continual basis - subscribe to this site!

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: