Here are five simple to use game trailer templates! Especially for a first time game trailer maker, these are good ways to start your trailer’s structure. Link to blog post
1. Tell, Show, Repeat
Use a title card or narration to describe a thing in the game, then show a few clips of that thing.
2. Music Video Montage
Take fun gameplay footage and cut it to the beat of the music like a music video.
3. Chronological Order
If your game is paced in a way where challenges increasingly escalate, why not just show them in chronological order? (Minus the boring bits)
4. Just Explain the Game
If your game uses a lot of abstract symbols or is otherwise very hard to decipher from just looking at it, it might be worth explaining with voiceover.
5. In a World…
Explain in this order:
– What the world or premise are
– Who is the character in the world
– What the problem is
– What they’re gonna do to confront the problem
00:00 – Introduction
00:52 – Tell, Show, Repeat
01:56 – Music Video Montage
02:44 – Chronological Order
03:32 – Just Explain the Game
05:06 – In a World
06:29 – Make it CLEAR
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Hi, I’m Derek Lieu and I’m a game trailer editor! I got my start in the movie trailer industry as an assistant editor at a house which produced trailers for: The Matrix Trilogy, Spider-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more.
Over many years I worked as an editor and started making fan trailers for games, until eventually I got jobs at game trailer houses in Los Angeles where I worked on games like Mortal Kombat X, Shadow of Mordor and lots of LEGO games. Independently I’ve helped make trailers for games like: Half-Life: Alyx, Firewatch, Dead Cells, Subnautica, Spelunky 2, Ooblets and BattleBlock Theater.
I’m using this channel to teach people about the art of making trailers via video essays, tutorials, reviews, and behind-the-scenes looks at my own work. I think about trailers a lot both for work and fun, so I have A LOT to say about them.
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