Media Studies KS3 / GCSE: How to edit a film trailer

Three young film-makers work with professional editor Pete Booth to create a trailer for their sci-fi thriller 'The Mind Reader'.

They learn how to use pacing, music and simple effects to create atmosphere and impact, as well as other creative tricks for adding a professional feel to their film trailer.

This clip is from the series Making Media.

Teacher Notes

Individually, students could highlight the key steps outlined in this clip.

After watching the clip, ask them to form groups and choose one of the steps to investigate further. Students can be challenged to research and locate a trailer that illustrates their chosen step.

Curriculum Notes

These films will be relevant for Media Studies KS3, KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 5 and Higher in Scotland.

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