Tag Archives: Recut Trailers

Shakespeare would be proud

          I’d like to start this blog post by saying I genuinely enjoyed creating a movie trailer. I choose to recut Shakespeare in Love (John Madden—not the sports tycoon, as it turns out—1998). I don’t remember … Continue reading

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No Smiling Here…

My idea was to use The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for my recut trailer. The original movie is a a drama/mystery/crime movie, characterized by dark lighting and color schemes, serious faces, and some dramatic moments. The movie revolves around Rooney Mara’s character, … Continue reading

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Cut Loose

Introduction & specific links to the course readings The second law of thermodynamics states that entropy increases with time. We live in a world where change is inevitable. The system in which we live is constantly changing, evolving, recreating itself. … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Graduate

Overview For this project, I chose to recut Mike Nichols’ 1960’s classic The Graduate.  The movie is a drama about a boy who just graduated from college, unsure of what he wants to do in life.  He is seduced by one … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Hero

Overview: For this project I have decided to re-cut The Simpson’s Movie (Silverman 2007). The movie’s original genre is animation comedy and adventure. Although I will continue to use the adventure portion of the movie, I have made it focus … Continue reading

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The Beast

Overview My video trailer recut project involved turning the popular children’s movie The Sandlot from a comedy into a horror film. All the aspects of a horror film were in the movie, but the director and editors decided to give it more … Continue reading

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Despicable Me 2– Breaking All the Rules

Why is that everyone hates commercials, yet loves movie trailers? Aren’t movie trailers essentially a two minute long commercial advertising a different movie? The answer lies in the elements of a condensed plot summary, music, special effects, and face pacing. … Continue reading

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Who Needs a Theater When You Have the Internet?

Confession time: I love watching movie trailers. If I spent anywhere near the amount of time on homework as I do watching trailers on Front Row, I’m pretty sure I would have cured cancer by now. Perhaps not cancer, but … Continue reading

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It’s How You Show It

The movie industry is one of the biggest sources for entertainment in modern society.  There are horror films, comedy films, action films, and drama films, and they all pretty much entice the audience for the exact same purpose-to make a … Continue reading

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Less is More

Most of the trailers I watched started with a slow to medium pace, but about halfway through the pace significantly increased. When the pace increased, the shots became much shorter and revealed less information than the beginning, scene setting, shots. … Continue reading

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