1. Trailer Conventions
Title of the
Name of famous
Genre signifier means in the trailer it
shows what type of movie it will be
for example in as scene if it shows a
house which is haunted it clearly
shows the film is a horror.
comes first in a trailer
showing who made the
film. The music in a trailer sets the
mood for the viewer. The music
can build tension or suspense
depending on the genre of the
Title of the film would
come towards the end
because then it would
remain in the viewers
The names of famous actors
would come at the beginning of
the trailer to gain it more
The tagline sticks in the
viewers mind and helps
sums up the narrative.
A trailer will give a brief plot to
the viewer but it doesn’t give the
entire story but enough to make
the viewer think ‘what will
A trailer will introduce
the characters being the
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• What are the genre signifiers ?
• How do they show the setting and characters?
• What sort of music/sound do they use?
• How do they show the narrative?
• What is the editing like?
• What sort of characters do they have?