As we are trying to make this film as if we are real film producers, we created a teaser trailer to try and gain some audience attention before it was released. We used a combination of our old film opening and new film opening to create our trailer in Sony Vegas. We then put it to the extended version of film's soundtrack. Clearly most film's do not just use clips from the opening in their trailer, but as we have not filmed a complete feature length this was not possible for us . So we have tried to use different clips, out of any sort of order so that it becomes ambigious as to where these clips would be from in the film. Basically if you have not seen the film opening, you wouldn't think all these clips are from it.
As this is just a teaser trailer, we wanted to keep it fairly simple, but at the same time grab the audience's attention. Our inspiration for this was the teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's Inception. That meant we had to use clips we not would get the viewer intrigued such as the multiple Graces, or the blood on the hands, and the iconic white room. In teaser trailer's you have to get the key symbols of you film across to the viewer, but at the same time still grab their attention. It is finding this balance that helps make a teaser trailer successful.
Like in Inception's trailer, they used the phrase "Your Mind Is The Scene Of The Crime". We wanted to use a similar style phrase to get the viewer interested, so we decided upon "How Can You Escape If It's All In Your Head?". This phrase is slightly enigmatic and open to interpretation but also the psychological thriller genre. As this was our first time seriously producing a film trailer, we are happy with the outcome of our trailer, and with over 100 views (the most on our any of our videos) we were suprised but again happy that it had done it's job as a marketing tool. Ideally we would have included a few different shots, but they hadn't all been filmed at the time.