The Art Of Trailer Editing by Film Editing Pro, Learn trailer-specific editing techniques used only in this unique style of cutting. These are very different from those…
What is The Art of Trailer Editing?
An online video training course that will teach you how to edit trailers & promos in all genres – comedy, action, suspense & drama.
Learn trailer-specific editing techniques used only in this unique style of cutting. These are very different from those used in other forms of editing.
40+ 1080p HD tutorials, plus raw HD practice footage with full audio splits and a 950+ piece library of premium trailer sound design & music.
…designed for anyone who needs to:
Promote a film
Drive sales and traffic
Market online content
Announce a product or event
Impress a distributor, studio or client
Lessons are designed to teach you real trailer editing skills you can use.
MODULE 1 | WELCOME
An overview of the course and a bit of information about what you’re going to learn
A review of the course structure with the various types of lessons, live editing practice and more
MODULE 2 | INTRODUCTION TO TRAILER EDITING
Comparing the different kinds of trailers, teasers and promos and understanding the function of each
Discover why the craft of trailer editing is so different from feature editing
Learn all the different techniques and terminology frequently used in the trailer world
Compare two trailers from the same film and review which works better and why
MODULE 3 | PLANNING A TRAILER
The important steps you need to follow before you begin editing any trailer
Determine your marketing, targeting and cutting style and how it affects your final trailer
How to get people to watch your movie with a succinct and interesting trailer story
A step-by-step walk-through of the planning and paper-cutting stage of a trailer
MODULE 4 | ESSENTIAL TRAILER EDITING TECHNIQUES
Use a smart music auditioning strategy to choose the perfect cue for your cut
Learn professional trailer sound design techniques to enhance the moments in your trailer
How and why to begin your trailer by actually cutting the audio bed first
How to carve out and accent your trailer’s most important parts with advanced editing techniques
Learn flashy editing techniques for creating a trailer that will hold your viewer’s interest
How to cut an emotionally-moving, exciting and understandable montage
Best practices for creating and using high-quality graphics & narration
Explore this fundamental strategy of trailer editing to keep your audience wanting more
MODULE 5 | DRAMA TRAILER TECHNIQUES
How to tell a story about people and places your audience will fall in love with
Dramatic editing techniques to stir emotions in your audience and help a trailer resonate
MODULE 6 | COMEDY TRAILER TECHNIQUES
Powerful audio and visual tools for helping jokes and moments feel funny (even if they’re not)
How to build a comedy trailer by smoothly stringing together the best jokes in the film
Specific comedy editing tips to add energy, style and visual interest to a trailer
How to use the most important comedy editing technique that exists
MODULE 7 | ACTION TRAILER TECHNIQUES
The complete guide to creating exciting, perfectly-timed action accents in your cut
Learn how to use sound design to easily build up the intensity of your music cue
Create a highly memorable trailer by combining creative pieces of sound design
MODULE 8 | SUSPENSE & HORROR TRAILER TECHNIQUES
Powerful audio and visual tools for building suspense and scaring your audience
How to effectively harness the power of silence in your next suspense trailer
Use organic sounds from your film to create a custom, rhythmic sound motif
MODULE 9 | THE EDITING WORKSHOP
Take a closer look at the trailer we’ll be editing in this course
A quick guide to setting up your project and importing your files
Preparing to edit with proper trailer organization
Planning your story, positioning and structure
Begin editing your trailer with a proper audio foundation
Adding picture and building montages in your cut
Make your trailer come alive by adding layers of sound design
Analyze and troubleshoot problems with your trailer
Fine-tune your audio mix and polish your cut to perfection
MODULE 10 | WRAP UP
A quick review of key lessons learned in the course
Suggestions for taking your trailer editing skills even further
The Trailer Editing Workshop
Follow along and cut your own trailer with us
1080p HD Source Footage
Download a professionally-shot short film with full D/M/E audio splits
The best way to learn editing is by actually doing it. This footage was specifically chosen to present you with common trailer editing challenges you’re likely encounter on your own projects. Use all the new trailer skills and techniques you’ve learned to gain a high level of mastery in this editorial art form.
Premium Trailer Music & Sound Library
Work with professional quality audio to create the perfect audio mix
A 950+ piece library of premium trailer music and sound design. Sound design and music play a HUGE role in the trailer editing process. We’ve worked closely with our partners at Alibi Music to hand-select the perfect library of cues you’ll need to craft an amazing audio bed.
Trailer Graphics & Script Pack
Use professional trailer scripts and custom graphics to enhance your cut
Graphic cards can be very useful in supporting the story of a trailer and adding a bit of style. Use the included 14 scripts and graphics, or choose to create your own.
Real Hollywood Instructors
Get a unique opportunity to learn exactly how a professional trailer editor works
Get access to cutting-edge training from some of the best trailer editors working in the entertainment industry right now.
We’ve taken 125+ years of combined trailer editing experience and compiled the best secrets, editing strategies, techniques, workflows and shortcuts.
These are award-winning trailer editors who have honed their skills and risen to the top of their field.
So far, none of these are great options.
OPTION 3: ONLINE TRAINING WITH FILM EDITING PRO
If you choose to enroll in a course with Film Editing Pro, you can feel confident that the training is specifically designed to do three things:
Step-by-step instruction, expert tutors, affordable pricing.
Here’s just a sample of what you’ll learn in “The Art of Trailer Editing”…
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