In preparation for its upcoming release of its Priest movie, Sony put a group of aspiring film students at the University of Westminster (London, UK) to the test in a pitch and editing competition. It was very interesting approach, so I thought to relay the events that transpired, provide video clips of the entries, and to give my two cents on the editing choices made.
The field started with forty-one recorded pitch-style interviews and worked its way rapidly down to three finalists: Saba Kia, Josh Sanger, and Moritz Riewoldt.
When it comes to creating a successful film trailer, many new producers and editors will settle for a quick overview of the entire movie. Come to think of it, many big films are guilty of this too, and then the audience wonders why they had to pay to see the flick in the first place, since they learned the entire plot in the minute spot they saw on TV! Here are a few concise tidbits you can follow as you create a tight and entertaining trailer that will draw people to want to see your film.