Online Workshop: Trailer Editing


Sliding Scale: $30-50
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Cutting a film trailer is an art form of its own. Whether your goal is to secure funding, raise awareness, or market your film to a new audience, a trailer is an essential tool. Trailers are also illuminating templates that bring a clarity to cinematic storytelling, 3-act structure, and story mechanics. In this online workshop, watch samples of effective film teasers and trailers, learn about tried and true structures, and discuss the best way to approach making a project-appropriate trailer. This workshop culminates in collaborating with the instructor on a short sample trailer. Ideal for not only editors, but anyone who aspires to better understand trailers and storytelling.

This is an online Post-Production workshop at the Extensions level.

Topics include:

  • Easing the Viewer Into Your Story
  • Pacing and Structure
  • Selecting Footage
  • Mood and Music Cues
  • Striking the Right Tone
  • Trailer Formats and Styles

Size: 15 students | Duration: 6 hrs

Prerequisite(s): This is not a software-specific workshop. Fluency and the ability to work independently in a non-linear editing system is recommended but not required.

Materials: You will need a computer or other device that can connect to the internet and support Zoom video conferencing.

All DCTV Workshops have limited enrollment and require registration in advance. By registering you verify you have basic Mac OS X literacy and have read and agree to the prerequisites above and our Workshops Policies.

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Winter/Spring 2020
Mon 4/20 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue 4/21 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wed 4/22 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jeremy Workman