Before spring break each student in my class for film and broadcast journalism was instructed to create a short video project. For my project, since I do not have footage to make a full trailer, I was given the idea of making a teaser. The first thing I had to do to tackle this task was to shoot some intense close up shots of actors that will be in my film and some small actions. I shot extreme close ups of the actors eyes and had the main character work with the control boards that I will be using in the film to act as plane control panels. After collecting my shots, I put together the green screen image of the plane that I will be using.
Coming up with the text to use in the trailer was the biggest challenge. I wanted to have three panels of text that told the general story with intensity shots in between. The three lines I used came from the tagline I created during my movie development:
Caught in a detrimental power dynamic with his less knowledgeable, lazy superior, an intelligent canadian co-pilot attempts an emergency landing of a commercial air jet in order to avoid a disastrous end to this Christmas Eve flight.
Taking key words from this line I was able to create short statements that represented the flow and theme of my short film. A lot of playing with fonts, crops, transitions, layers, and filters brought me to the finished project of my trailer!