Project #2 Movie Trailer Evaluation – Broadcasting II

Broadcasting II Students:

Please answer the following questions.  Students must answer all questions in complete sentences and use broadcasting vocabulary.  Please use an email address that you currently use.  – Coach Webb

  1. Describe the mood of your trailer.  What are ways you conveyed the mood of the trailer?
  2. Who is the target audience for your movie? Why would you consider audience when producing a trailer?
  3. How did pacing effect your trailer? What ways did you manipulate pacing/time?
  4. What was the most difficult part of the shooting and editing phase? How difficult was it to mimic the original trailer?

Please answer all questions with complete sentences.

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16 Comments on "Project #2 Movie Trailer Evaluation – Broadcasting II"

  1. khristian cross | March 10, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Reply

    1.our trailer had a humorous portray this we used comedic music and recorded a few scenes differently from the trailer.
    2.the target audience would be anyone wanting to laugh,if we wanted people to cry we wouldnt have done a comedy trailer, and you need to know who your filming it for before you actually film.
    3.we had to change up a few things because of the pace ,but we kept up when it got fast and slowed for the same.(mostly)
    4.the most difficult part of the trailer was timing we had to get it to match up exactly with the trailer and we did a good job ,but it took time .

  2. Sarah Tarver | March 11, 2014 at 9:15 am | Reply

    1.) Lighthearted, relaxed. We conveyed the mood of the trailer by being funny and relaxed while shooting it.
    2.) The target audience for our trailer was teenagers. You want to consider the main target audience while producing a movie so you know how to make it more liked and interesting to them.
    3.) Pacing helped make it seem less planned out. We manipulated it by cutting the video where it needed to be and raising the voice level.
    4.) The most difficult part of the shooting phase was getting the angles right. The most difficult part of the editing phase was getting and finding the music that was closest to the original. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to mimic the original trailer. If we had had more options, people, car, and equipment wise, it would’ve been better.

    • haley buckner | March 14, 2014 at 10:06 am | Reply

      1.) our movie trailer has a very scary and thrilling feel to it. we got a shot of the girl being drug from the bed. we added some effects to the video along with a scream to catch your attention.
      2.)adults and teens. just people how like mysteries and action movies, watch would be some adult and teens.
      3.)you have to put this trailer in sequence. and you have to do it at a certain time. or else this trailer wouldn’t make you set on the edge of your seat.
      4.) The ending or about half way through. because we didn’t know how we could do the action scenes, because we thought if we did to much it would ruin the thrilling part of it.

  3. Matthew Fulbright | March 11, 2014 at 9:17 am | Reply

    The mood of our trailers starts out being happy, then later on moves to sad, intense, and angry.
    Our target audience was people who love action movies. You would consider audience, so you could get their attention and focus on that particular type of people when making the trailer.
    Pacing affected it by us trying to get all the clips lined up in the right amount of time and to match the audio. We manipulated it by using video affects and transitions.
    The most difficult part of the shooting was trying to get it to look as close to the real thing as possible and the most difficult part of the editing process was trying to get the audio lined up perfectly. It wasn’t to hard to mimic the original trailer, but it was just hard enough to challenge us.

  4. 1. The mood of our trailer was comedy. We conyed this by smart-elic response, stupid actions and funny mistakes.
    2. Our target audience was for people 17 and older because the movie was rated R, but it is important to consider them because we want people of the age of 17 and older that love true comedy to come see it and enjoy our movie.
    3.Pacing effect our trailer by not giving away everything about our movie or giving all the funniness away about our movie, it left the viewer wanting more. We didn’t tell them what happened to the parents, relationship whys. We didn’t give away what happened to the boys and why they had a hatred for each other at first.
    ‘4. The most difficult part about our trailer in the shooting phase was getting my actors to focus and say every word correctly. The hardest part in the editing phase was taking away their audio and using the actual audio from the really trailer and getting it timed perfectly with our film. It wasn’t hard to mimic the trailer it showed some difficulty in the editing phase, or the bunk beds falling. But other than that it was hardest to get the actors to focus and get it done.

  5. Howard Lakins | March 11, 2014 at 9:26 am | Reply

    1) The mood of our trailer Taken starts as being excited. Then, later into the trailer it turns into intense, sad, and emotion.
    2) The target audience of this trailer is those who enjoy action movies. The trailer is created to get the audiences attention in just 1-2 minute highlight of a movie.
    3) By creating a pace affect we timed the clips in order to line it up with the trailer. We manipulated this by using different affects, transition, and speed.
    4) The most challenging part of the editing process was timing and lining up the video. This was something different because we had to re-make this as close as possible. This was a great video project.

  6. 1.) It was upbeat and fast paced, we used fast kind of suspense music to set the tone of the original trailer.
    2.) Teens, you have to have certain things for different audiences.
    3.) We had to have the right settings and scenes to match the trailers, but we had little time so we had to plan out what we did ahead of time.
    4.) Finding a girl to kidnap, we had to use a boy instead and change names and certain scenes. Pretty difficult considering the setting but we added our own fighting scenes and action to best fit the setting.

  7. Andrew Sterrett | March 11, 2014 at 9:32 am | Reply

    The mood of my trailer is light. The ways we conveyed this were through comedy, music and dialogue. The target audience is people who have seen Napoleon Dynamite. It’s important to know your audience because they are the ones you are trying to appeal to. Your audience controls the way your trailer flows. Pacing is important so that it flows right and doesn’t lose the attention of the viewer. We kept pacing by adding the right transitions and didn’t show one shot for two long. Shooting wasn’t too difficult, besides the car scene which we had to get right. Editing was easier than I thought it might have been. The original trailer was pretty easy to mimic, except for the one scene in the original trailer where Napoleon crashes the bike. That scene was too hard to mimic so we left it out. Besides that one scene we mimicked the trailer pretty well.

  8. Kyler McDonald | March 11, 2014 at 9:32 am | Reply

    1. The mood of our trailer is supposed to convey darkness and creepiness, we used to music to set the mood and fast paced scenes.
    2. The target audience for the trailer is young teens and up. You need to consider your audience when making a trailer because you need to provide appropriate content for the age group you are trying to reach.
    3. The pacing in our trailer affected it in away that conveyed it as an action and suspense, we manipulated the time/pacing by making short scenes and quick cuts to make it seem suspenseful.
    4. The most difficult part of filming/editing this trailer was the editing portion, when we had to lining up the audio to the video until it was perfect. Mimicking the original trailer was not as difficult as we originally thought, some of the fight scenes in the original trailer were difficult to mimic, as we had to make it look as real as possible without actually hitting the person we were fighting.

  9. 1. The mood of our movie trailer was pretty dark and full of action. We conveyed these moods by the music we used, the characters’ tones of voice, and the scary and intense situations in the trailer.
    2. The target audience for our movie trailer was for teenagers and adults. But more specifically, anyone in that age group who is interested in action movies. You should consider the target audience in producing a trailer so you can put things in the trailer that appeal to them and make them interested in seeing the movie. The trailer is the main thing that will convince people to see a movie.
    3.The pacing for our trailer played a part in setting the mood and showing the intensity of the movie. We used pacing in our trailer during the fight scenes. Whenever the dad was talking to the kidnapper on the phone, we played multiple very quick fight scenes to convey how difficult of a task it was for the dad to fight to get his child back. These quick fight scenes showed how action-filled the movie was going to be and played a huge part in conveying the intensity of the situation.
    4. I think the most difficult part of the shooting and editing phase was making sure that we made our trailer look as close as possible to the original. By trying to do this, we had to watch the original trailer tons of times to make sure that the video we were making was going to look very similar to the real trailer. This called for us to film and edit every little thing to where it looks like the real thing. It was difficult, but I enjoyed trying to mimic a real trailer of a very popular, complex movie.

  10. Haley Caldwell | March 12, 2014 at 9:19 am | Reply

    The mood in our trailer was “Love”. It was based on two people falling in love, I showed this by finding two people that would do the video and do it the right way. My target was to young adults. I would consider it because, they know that it would be more likely to become popular. Pacing didn’t really affect our trailer. I just had to rush it and push everything together at once. The most difficult part was the girl saying excuse me. you have to film that just right or the editing phases becomes hard. it wasn’t hard to mimeic

  11. Austin Norman | March 13, 2014 at 9:53 am | Reply

    1. Comedic, Through funny music and scenes of humor
    2.Lovers of comedies, so that you can be sure to make the movie appealing to them
    3.We had a lot of quick movements between shots. we slowed stuff down to make it fit
    4.The scene where we had to use a car, when we had to make the bunk bed scene flow. it wass somewhat difficult but managable

  12. 1. Thhe mood of our trailer is humorous. We used funny music and acting to convey humor.
    2. People who enjoy comedy. You try to appeal to viewers senses and preferences.
    3. It made us edit our film to fit pace/speed of the trailer.
    4. Timing and editing. Not very difficult because we knew how to act like the characters.

  13. Jessa Turner | March 14, 2014 at 9:18 am | Reply

    The mood of the trailer is light and funny. One way we conveyed this is with the music.
    The target audience is teens and above ages. You would need to consider age due to the age appropriate jokes and understanding of the storyline. Pacing is important to the movie to keep the audience’s attention. We kept pacing by making sure we didn’t keep it on one shot for too long. The original trailer wasn’t that hard to mimic, the only thing that really made it difficult was not having access to all the things we needed for the trailer like a bike, car, etc.

  14. The mood in our trailer was Love. It was based on a guy and girl falling in love, I showed this by getting two people that would preform this video. My target was young people, Some adults would find it amusing but some not. I had to paste my self by not goofing off and getting it done in one night. The most difficult part was to shoot the part of him leaning down it had to be an over the shot on a different person. Mimicking the video was hard because you have to do it just right.

  15. Brennon Dupuy | March 14, 2014 at 10:29 am | Reply

    1) The mood for the start of our Taken trailer begins with a happy setting portrayed by a bright lighting with happy music playing in the background, but later shifts to ominous music with a change in lighting along with dramatic camera angles.
    2)The target of this trailer was young adults that may travel and action movie fans, because the trailer has a goo mix of suspense and action that can suggest how dangerous traveling is as well as the satisfaction of an action/thriller.
    3)The pacing was manipulated by the cutting of certain scenes and the change of time affects.
    4) The most challenging part of the trailer was the editing while trying to add flash affects with quickly changing scenes and adding audio over video without sacrificing mood.

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