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 – www.soundtrack.net has a list of the most commonly used tracks in trailers
  • Finally, the title and credits
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Categories: Media, Movie clips & examples

Author:Rogers

Teacher of Visual Arts

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