The Evolution Of The Movie Trailer

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November 20th

What I did today was researched more of an angle I can take when it comes to having to do the voice over. I’m struggling to find exactly where I want to take the piece or whether I want to do it at all. (Which is terrible) I honestly am struggling trying to find my point of argument or information. It’s just a video of clips and me talking about basically nothing. SO i am deciding whether I want to continue with it or work at home a few nights to construct something better. I will decide that by tomorrow night. I will go home, do some research and see whether this project can turn into something meaningful or whether I may need to do something else. Not so sure yet. I feel as though I am going backwards. I am not worried because I know either way I will produce and strong final project, I am just struggling as to what it will be.

Todays Progress 10/13

So today I finished downloading and watching the rest of the movie trailers I needed to complete my project. So I now have the compilation of about 50 movie trailers that I will be using in my film. I also did some more research on the movie trailer and watched a couple of videos that may help me narrow down exactly what it is that I want to talk about in my video essay. Later during the week I will be planning to do some more research on iMovie so that I can find a way to easily maneuver it and learn how to get through it with less of a struggle. Now that all the downloading of all the films are done I am going to begin to work on structure and organization of the next portion of my video.

My Oral Presentation


The Evolution Of The Movie Trailer


My project focuses on how the movie trailer has evolved over the last 70 years due to the modernization of film and technology

Title of Project

Includes clips from: Tale of Two Cities (1936), David Copperfield (1936) , Battleground (1949), Casablanca (1942) , Sergeant York (1941) , The Letter (1940), Citizen Kane (1941) and the background music is Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1950’s). Composed and Conducted by Scott Bradley. It is also known as the Tom and Jerry Soundtrack. Not so sure as to why I used it, but I like it’s feel.


So the first part of my film is going to start off like this…


I am using this for my voice over

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I used this application to grab the clips from Youtube

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Here is an iMovie screenshot, the application I am planning to use to complete my projectScreen Shot 2014-11-13 at 1.44.01 AM

This is my Nikon D3100 which I may use if I decide to record myself speaking instead of just a voice overScreen Shot 2014-11-13 at 1.55.55 AM IMG_1559.JPG 3

StoryBoard

Title Card: The Evolution of The Movie Trailer

Title Card: 1930s

Super Cut of Film Title Cards

  • 1935 David Copperfield
  • 1935 Tale of Two Cities
  • 1939 The Wizard of Oz
  • 1939 Gone With The Wind

I will then go to show how the trailers are selling the actors of the film more than the actual film itself

  • I will super cut the actors title cards. (1930s) 
  • Supercut Scenes with Voice Fluff (1930s) Quick cuts of the voice of the narrators adjectives to describe the movie. 
  • Super Cut Scenes with Screen Fluff (text) quick cuts of the words used on the screen to describe the movies. 

End title and End fluff of the 1930s

Super Cut of Title Cards: 1940s

  • 1940 The Letter
  • 1941 Citizen Kane
  • 1941 Seargant York
  • 1942 Casablanca
  • 1949 Battleground

I will then go to show how the trailers are selling the actors of the film more than the actual film itself. I will super cut the actors title cards.

  • I will super cut the actors title cards. (1930s) 
  • Supercut Scenes with Voice Fluff (1930s) Quick cuts of the voice of the narrators adjectives to describe the movie. 
  • Super Cut Scenes with Screen Fluff (text) quick cuts of the words used on the screen to describe the movies. 

( I have more films all the way to the 2000s but these are the ones I have views and ripped as of November 6th)

and so on throughout the vide. By next week once I have some of this put together in a video I will determine whether it needs a voice over to explain what I am trying to show.

 

Progress of November 6th

Today, I accomplished a lot more than I thought. I finalized my project (yeah, kind of late) but I figured out my exact angle and picked the films I am planning on using in my project, even ripped some off the of the internet. Over the course of the week I started watching Romance films that I was planning on using in my project but I realized I’d have to take a lot more time to watch the movies than I had to produce the project, so as I was looking on Youtube I came up with the idea of doing The Evolution of The Movie Trailer. This way I don’t have to watch full movies but instead full trailers and I can use a lot more films in this case. I ripped quite a few trailers off Youtube, and chose the list of films I wanted off of The Oscars Best Pictures starting from the 1930s all the way up to present day. I only used 5 movies per decade, but based on time I may be able to use more.

Update: October 30th

Today I worked on getting a solid idea about what I wanted my final project to be, and came to the conclusion that I will be focusing on “How Romantic Movies Haven’t Changed”. So today I went and wrote down a list of about 30 movies that go down in history as the most romantic from 1939 up to 2014. I have them organized in chronological order and am planning to start watching them all as soon as possible because most of them I haven’t seen.