Project 9: Movie Trailer

    Have you always wanted to star in your own movie?
    But you don't necessarily want to make the whole movie?
    How about making a movie trailer to advertise your movie?.

    Movie Trailers are used to advertise upcoming movies.  In this project, students work in teams to create their own movie trailer.

    Within each team, students manage tasks from a particular filmmaking role perspective. In the process of making a movie trailer, students learn to create advanced motion and color effects, use picture-in-picture effects, learn audio-editing techniques, and compose a musical score. Finally, each team will present their film in a student film festival.

    Project guidelines:
      • Length should be 1-3 minutes.
      • Include still images that incorporate transitions and effects.
      • Include at least one color, one picture-in-picture, one motion effect, or one audio effect.
      • Include a musical score.
      • Include an opening title and full end credits.
      • Apply copyright citation and fair use guidelines where applicable.
      • Follow the Journalistic Code of Ethics.



    Instructions to Transfer Videos from Camcorder to Class Folder:

    • On Camcorder:
    • Connect camcorder & PC with USB cable
    • "USB Connect" on Touch Screen
    • On Computer:
    • If Autoplay pops up, select "Removable Disk E"
    • If not, Click Folder on Startbar, then select Removable Disk E"
    • Double-Click on MP_ROOT Folder
    • Double-Click on 100PNV01 Folder
    • Newest Movies are at the bottom
    • Highlight files you want to copy (use CTRL+Click to select multiple files)
    • Right-Click Copy
    • Click on Media Arts # (E: or F:) Drive (Below Computer in left panel)
    • Double-Click on your Class Folder
    • Right-Click Paste (or CTRL-V)



    To convert YouTube music/videos into mp3 (audio) or wmv (video) format:
    Use #1) convertfiles.com
     or #2) savefrom.net

    Tutorials to use each of these sites are below

    convertfiles.com:       savefrom.net:


    To turn in your project, Export Your Movie:

    • Click once on the "Program Monitor" window (top right preview window)
    • File
    • Export
    • Media
    • Export Settings (upper right):
      • Format: Windows Media
      • Output Name: ## Color Class, Mini-Doc Title, Group # (Save in: Media Arts Drive / Your Class Folder )
    • Source Range (lower left): Entire Sequence
    • Export