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Trailers in a day 2014

Once again the media and film department visited Welland Park Academy to make film trailers in a day. Students investigated the conventions of film trailers, planned their own, shot footage and then edited – all in a school day. The results are below.

High School Horror

Kermit the Tickle Monster

Saurez Bites Back

Surrounded

The Mole

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Posted: July 1, 2014

Trailers in a day 2013

We recently visited Welland Park Academy, one of our feeder high schools, and made film trailers in a day. Four RSA students were there as well, and their assistance was very much appreciated. Here are some photos and the five trailers, which look good considering they were researched, planned, shot and edited in about 5 hours.

Trailers

Spy School

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Celeste

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Mask

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The Possession

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The Man in the Mask

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Posted: June 30, 2013

Trailers deconstructed

The New York Times has an amazing interactive feature that allows you to scan through a selection of trailers and see which parts of the actual film have been used. As with anything involving a graph, it’s well worth a look.

trailer bits

And if you want to consider the Oscar chances of your favourite, The Guardian has a guide to potential winners.

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Posted: February 24, 2013

Trailers in a day

We recently visited Welland Park Community College, one of our feeder high schools, and made film trailers in a day. Four RSA students were there as well and their assistance was very much appreciated. Here are some photos and the six trailers, which look good considering they were researched, planned, shot and edited in about 5 hours.

Trailers

The Detective

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Project Pascal

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Super Spies

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Haunted Secret

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Out of Time

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3:20

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Posted: July 12, 2012

Perfecting Your Film Trailer

Or, making something very predictable and formulaic? The Guardian has a fun guide to making trailers.

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Posted: June 17, 2012

TV Crime Drama Trailers

Here are some trailers for TV crime dramas. Some are for individual episodes and some for the entire season / series. Studying these is sueful for those of you preparing for the AQA TV crime drama exam.

Scott & Bailey

Luther

Sherlock

Ashes to Ashes

CSI

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Posted: March 26, 2012