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Lots of close ups
to show emotion
audience: 16 –
30 year olds of
Lots of (Name of
quick shots film)
between 2 minute teaser
characters. trailer. Romance
Institutions and Audiences
After my trailer is completed I would have it distributed
digitally on the internet. As it is a trailer, YouTube would be a
great website to showcase it. There are plenty of trailers on
YouTube, as well as millions of members which would therefore
boost viewing ratings.
I have found a website which gives help on how to advertise
movie trailers which will become useful after my trailer is
Research into movie trailers
I looked at various aspects of teaser trailers. For
example, how long it lasts, shot types used, dialogue.
As the genre for my trailer is Romance I looked mostly
at romance movies to see if there are any typical
conventions needed for a romance film, for example
I know that theatrical trailers and teaser trailers are
different in terms of content and length so I need to
make sure my trailer reflects previous teaser trailers.
(accessed June 2009)
http://www.traileraddict.com/ (accessed June
http://teaser-trailer.com/ (Accessed July 2009)
http://www.apple.com/trailers/ (Accessed June
Trailers I watched
The Time Travellers Wife
50 First Dates
Conventions and shot types
In the trailers I watched I looked for various conventions that appear in romance
trailers. For example, the scenes shown above are from the movies “Love Happens”
and “The Notebook”. In both trailers there are scenes of landscapes and they are
both of the romance genre. This shows that in romance films landscapes are used
widely and is a recurring theme in romance movies, therefore giving me the idea to
possibly add landscape shots in my own trailer.
Conventions and shot types cont.
Close ups are also widely used in Romance films. Romance films are usually
emotional, so close ups are essential to show the emotion of the characters to really
portray the emotion from the characters through to the audience. Because close
up’s are widely used in Romance films it gives me the idea to use close ups in my
Conventions and shot types cont.
Like close ups, two shots are also widely used in Romance films. Two shots
show characters together and can represent their relationship. For example, the
two shots above are from the movies “The Time Travellers Wife” and “Love
Happens”. The characters shown are the main characters in the movies. As they
are shown together it portrays their relationship to the audience and shows the
characters as one together, not individually.
As there is large use of two shots in romance movies, my trailer would benefit if I
used two shots to portray the relationship of the characters.
This website gave tips and information
on how to produce and distribute a
Just like it says in step one I have
watched lots of movie trailers, of the
Romance genre, to get ideas to put
into my own trailer. This research has
really helped with giving me ideas and
showing me the typical shot types and
conventions of Romance movies that I
can interpret into my own trailer.
Because I have researched romance
trailers in detail I now feel that I can
add aspects of romance movies into
my own trailer and it will be a success.
The research I have produced has given me many ideas
for my own teaser trailer. As I mentioned in my primary
research conclusion, throughout the production of my
trailer I will consult the participants of my questionnaire,
who are also my target audience, about the aspects of
romance movies I am putting into my own trailer. This will
help me to make the right decisions and will also effect
my trailer in general and the audiences’ view.
After researching many romance teaser trailers I now feel
confident I can produce a successful production.