welcome to trailer mix, a blog about movie trailers.
i've been working in motion picture marketing for about four years, and i love what i do. when i first landed the gig, a few months out of college, i'd never even given any thought to how previews got made. i just needed a job.
but after learning from some of the best editors in the industry, i realized trailers are mini works of art. taking a 2-hour film and turning it into a 2-minute piece that tells a story, creates intrigue, and evokes emotions in an audience takes talent and a special skillset.
movie trailers are like music videos: they tell a story, they're flashy, and they're all about the MUSIC. on that note, here are some of my favorite trailers from the past few years. one thing you'll notice about them: they all use the minimum amount of dialogue (some of them use NO dialogue), but the story still comes across. and more importantly: music carries the entire piece.