Part of Lesson Plan: The Trailer Park
Activity Overview / Details
For trailer choice #2: students will make a trailer for one of their previously made video projects. The original video can be of any genre and length. In my class we do silent films, conflict and resolution, and a free-choice video that can be any genre. (comedy, film noir, sci-fi, thriller, drama, musical etc.) The focus of this trailer should be more of an advertising or promotion video much like a true film trailer. Students should try to incorporate elements such as persuasion, tone, mood, and use their own artistic expression to create and enticing and exciting trailer. For choice #1 the final trailer should be no longer than 1 minute in length and should include: appropriate audio, transitions, video fx, text, and not produce any spoilers.
Show the following 4 examples of student made trailers from some of the short films my previous students have made.
1. Super Ster
2. The Paycheck
3. The Unforgivable Sin