What’s up, all you doers and makers?
We’re back again with a new Weekend Challenge, and hopefully one that’ll really make you pull that creativity cap on tight. This Challenge stems from a two-part Q&A session that we recently published with a few of the Community Team’s favorite web series’ creators. Give Part I and Part II a peek and with that info, as well as a few examples that I’ll share below, you should be totally prepped to create the fake web series trailer of your dreams!
The prompt here is to conceptualize a hypothetical web series and create a trailer to get your potential future viewers pumped up to watch! I took a stab at the Challenge myself and clowned around in a big way:
I teamed up with my pal Mark to come up with a concept and from there, we planned out a series of shots that would really work well for a trailer. Usually, a trailer is made after production has been completed. You’ll want to keep that in mind when you’re making a shot list, since you’ll want to think of shots that you would naturally find along the plot line of the hypothetical series.
You’re probably ready for a little more inspiration, right? Check out the High Maintenance trailer for their most recent set of new episodes. When you’re done with that one, check out All Over It’s trailer and F to 7th’s teaser. These are all fantastic examples to show you general structure, timing and feel of a series trailer.
Keep the following tips and tricks in mind for this Challenge:
- Try to write a script and make a shot list! This will be hugely helpful in choosing the precise scenes you want to include in your trailer.
- Vary your costumes! The point of a trailer is basically to combine lots of different smaller scenes from the entire series. It only makes sense that your characters would be wearing different outfits in these different scenes.
- Vary your locations! Make sure not every scene happens in front of the same background.
+ Create a fun and engaging trailer for a hypothetical web series.
+ 3-minute maximum length
+ If you add music, make sure you use a song you or a buddy created, or something from the Vimeo Music Store! If you do choose to use a Music Store song, please throw a link in the description.
+ Anything goes for the title, but add this at the end of your video’s description: “Created for the Weekend Challenge: Vimeo Weekend Challenge”
+ Upload and post your video to the Weekend Challenge Group by *****Tuesday, May 26th, 2015***** at 11:59 PM (EST).
Only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.
+ The winner will receive a badge and a free Vimeo Plus account for one year! If you’re already a Plus member, you’ll get another year. + The runner-up will receive an extra 3GB of upload space!
All videos must be approved by the Vimeo Staff before appearing in the Group, so don’t worry if your video doesn’t show up at first; we’ll get to it!
p>[challenge: Exercise those make-believe brain muscles and create the web series trailer of your dreams. Don’t hold back!,url:https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge]
The runner up is:
Again, great job to everyone that contributed this week. You’re all trailer superstars in my heart!
p>We’ll see you for the next Challenge!