Many filmmakers end up editing their own feature films, as low budget projects typically call for everyone on board (including the director) to wear many hats. These same filmmakers are also usually left with the responsibility of cutting their own trailers too, which can be far more challenging than feature edit itself.
Trailer editing really is its own art form. Large scale feature films are almost always sent to dedicated trailer houses/trailer editors who specialize in this area, as cutting an effective promo piece takes an entirely different set of skills. Independent and micro-budget films don’t have this luxury, so lower budget directors/editors must develop a new skill set if they want to deliver an effective trailer that truly does their film justice.
In this episode, we explore several key considerations on this topic – from the importance of priotizing the audio bed, to avoiding the temptation of telling the whole story in just 2 minutes, and much more.
Take a listen to Episode 46: Editing The Perfect Trailer For Your Independent Feature Film