Intent

The intention of this activity is to view and pick one trailer for any movie (of course, school appropriate) and take notes on the trailer information:

  • provide movie trailer name and web link,
  • identify genre of trailer/movie,
  • identify the runtime of the trailer,
  • reflect on the use of text, music, other audio, transitions, special effects, visual sequencing (shots, angles and movement), colours, logo integration and composition

In the second part, I have to reflect on how a student would be apply the film trailer in a high school environment and a new theme to this trailer. Basically, students will be recreating a trailer with scenes/people around the school, but it will use the same formula (camera shots, angles, movements, narration, text, sound, etc).

Part A: Analyse Movie Trailer

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Part A: Reflection

“Tooth Fairy” is well appropriated for deconstructing a movie trailer in a school setting. Students can tell the story of a male, popular and selfish basketball player, who hasn’t a sense of empathy with other students. Therefore, he must serve one week as a fairy in order to help students, who are a victim of bulling. Basically, students will be creating a trailer and will use the same formula (camera shots, angles, movements, narration, text, sound, etc) of the original movie.