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Trailer Editing


$250 Members // $300 Non-Members

Cutting a film trailer is an art form of its own. Whether your goal is to secure funding, entice crowdfunders, or market your film to a new audience, you want to shine the right light onto your project. In Trailer Editing, watch samples of effective film teasers and trailers, learn about tried and true structures, and discuss the best way to approach making a trailer that’s right for your project. This workshop culminates in students cutting a short sample trailer with provided footage.

This is a Post-Production workshop at the Extensions level.

Topics include:

  • Easing the Viewer Into Your Story
  • Trailer Formats and Styles
  • Sample Edit Project
  • Selecting Footage
  • Pacing and Structure
  • Mood and Music Cues
  • Choosing Titles, Credits and Graphics
  • Striking the Right Tone
  • Using Copy and Narration

Size: 6 students | Duration: 9 hrs

Prerequisite(s): This is not a software-specific workshop. Fluency and the ability to work independently in one of the non-linear editing softwares listed in Materials below is required.

Materials: All you need to bring is yourself! Each student will be equipped with a 27-inch iMac with 5K retina display running Avid Media Composer 2018.8, Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018, DaVinci Resolve 15, and Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3. Personal equipment is not permitted.

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.

If registration is closed for a section you are interested in, please call 212.966.4510 x646 and request to be added to the wait list.


Winter/Spring 2019
Mon 3/18 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wed 3/20 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Mon 3/25 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Jeremy Workman