Music For My Trailer
From inspiration to selection
In the lesson today I have been thinking about music choice for my trailer. I have learnt how important it is to consider how music choice for my trailer must convey narrative and genre correctly to avoid it seeming disconnected.
This article informed me of famous film music composers such as John Beal. Before reading this article I was unaware that music comes before the film. The trailer for a film can come out while the actual film is still in post-production. Therefore the trailer music must already be chosen and convey the correct themes to my audience that my film will fall in line with.
While researching music for my trailer I decided to look at trailer music for films in the same genre as mine.
Inception Theatrical Trailer
Features more calm talking scenes that explain the concept of the film.
First build up
Shot shows how they set up the dream state in the story. It gives more context and emphasises storyline.
Second build up
Shows the actor's face looking worried which is a more appropriate shot to have an action shot montage. This shot is also more famous actor focused.
First build up
Overall, the music provides a good structure for the trailer and allows both the two main aspects of the film (plot and famous actors) to be displayed
Inception Teaser Trailer
Teaser vs. Theatrical
Choosing My Music
I chose this musical piece for my trailer because:
> It has uses orchestral instruments which is a common feature in the soundtracks of psychological dramas.
>It builds to the middle and has a very full-on sound that would suit an action montage.
>It has a delicate, soft start and an end that comes to a natural fade.
>The start and middle section are repetitive so it will be easy to edit the track to fit a teaser trailer time frame without the track becoming disjointed.