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Analyse two film trailers By Elijah Henson


Write about this: • • • • • • • • •

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title of film, fonts/type used in the poster/trailer, the tag-line and the colours used in the trailer/poster, the information text in the trailer, the action shown in the trailer, the MISE-EN-SCENE in the posters/trailers which include the setting, the lighting, the characters - look at their facial expressions & body language (NVC), their clothing/costumes, the props, SOUNDTRACK (can tell us if the film is romantic or action or horror or sci-fi… etc) EDITING (fast paced editing suggests action type films, slow paced editing suggests drama) CAMERAWORK (eg an extreme long shot shows that someone is alone or isolated, medium shot shows most of the body or 2 people in the frame, a WA shot to establish the location/setting)


An Example:


FRANKENWEENIE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c qI6hPra7c


Write here about title of film, fonts/type used in the poster/trailer, the tag-line and the colours used in the trailer/poster, the information text in the trailer

Think about the colours, font, background , logo = why?


• • • • • •

the action shown in the trailer, the MISE-EN-SCENE in the posters/trailers which include the setting, the lighting, the characters - look at their facial expressions & body language (NVC), their clothing/costumes, the props,

How does this tell us the genre?


• SOUNDTRACK (can tell us if the film is romantic or action or horror or sci-fi… etc) • EDITING (fast paced editing suggests action type films, slow paced editing suggests drama) • CAMERAWORK (eg an extreme long shot shows that someone is alone or isolated, medium shot shows most of the body or 2 people in the frame, a WA shot to establish the location/setting)


Knocked up

http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=xlBR-T8gdFo


• • • •

title of film, fonts/type used in the poster/trailer, the tag-line and the colours used in the trailer/poster, the information text in the trailer,


• the action shown in the trailer, • the characters - look at their facial expressions & body language (NVC), their clothing/costumes, • the action shown in the trailer, • the MISE-EN-SCENE in the posters/trailers which include • the setting, • the lighting, • the props,


Music stops Why?

Two shot, why?

Over shoulder shots why?

Close ups WHY?

Tells a story?

• SOUNDTRACK (can tell us if the film is romantic or action or horror or scifi… etc) • EDITING (fast paced editing suggests action type films, slow paced editing suggests drama) • CAMERAWORK (eg an extreme long shot shows that someone is alone or isolated, medium shot shows most of the body or 2 people in the frame, a WA shot to establish the location/setting)


• title of film, • fonts/type used in the poster/trailer, • the tag-line and the colours used in the trailer/poster, • the information text in the trailer,


• the action shown in the trailer, • the characters - look at their facial expressions & body language (NVC), their clothing/costumes, • the action shown in the trailer, • the MISE-EN-SCENE in the posters/trailers which include • the setting, • the lighting, • the props,


• SOUNDTRACK (can tell us if the film is romantic or action or horror or sci-fi… etc) • EDITING (fast paced editing suggests action type films, slow paced editing suggests drama) • CAMERAWORK (eg an extreme long shot shows that someone is alone or isolated, medium shot shows most of the body or 2 people in the frame, a WA shot to establish the location/setting) • Write about and find images to go with this!


Now you find a film, take screen grabs/print screens (PRTSC) of your own and copy these boxes‌ If you find you have done ALL this work, then begin analysing on Hybrid Film poster (a film with more than one genre)

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