To begin humanities this year we began with reading books and making a trailer for our book. For this project I read Simon VS the Homosapien Agenda.This book was written by Becky Albertalli who gained extreme fame after coming out with her first and most popular book: Simon VS the Homosapien Agenda. This book tells the story of a gay teen struggling with coming to terms with his sexuality. He also finds himself being blackmailed for him being gay whilst trying to find out his secret lover/pen pal. For the past year we have been tirelessly working on video creation, slowly perfecting our craft. This project to me was a big stepping stone because of the difficulty of making a good trailer. Yet most of all I felt that every group suprisingly excelled. For this project my group consisted of Luca, Tamara, Maggie, and Morgan.
This project we went through many steps in pre-production such as looking at examples of stellar trailers. One of them was grade 8, an awesome movie that had an even better trailer.
After we read the book, created a storyboard, and did all that other quintessential tasks we were on to the next part, FILMING. This part was genuinely pretty easy because of all the preparation that took place during the first stage. Though I must say I did play the main role for the trailer and as excepted I… flunked it!
After we collected our shots we were on to the third step pre-production because editing is an independent job we got Luca J the most artsy person in our group to edit. She edited in imovie and added lots of cool effects to the trailer, we also used very cool non-copyrighted music during the film, which surprisingly was quite the feat for Lu!
After she finished editing it was time to LAUNCH! Here is our final product.
Hope you enjoyed our final product! Overall during this project I learnt a multitude of different things about editing and acting. For editing I learned that to elevate your movies from good to great you need to focuse on the small stuff. The small stuff includes quick transitions and making sure music and scenes line up. Because I was the main actor in this video I learned that if you don’t fully commit you will end up sounding and looking very silly. In general I thought we did a fantastic job with every trailer. Be sure to check out other groups trailers! Zanker Out!