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02-08-2010, 08:44 AM
Hi, wanted to share this fake action trailer made for a Norwegian "revy" (a sort of school play/musical/sketch show). The revy was about a film crew making an action film called "THE DEADLY 7 - Rangers of sin - Vol. 1" and near the end they showed this trailer.
I was the photographer and editor. I also did the cheesy effect shots of the city and the girl hanging from a building.
It was shot mainly on the Canon 7D, some are EX1.
The fake action film used the seven deadly sins as a theme and each character had their own color that we used a lot in production design and lighting.
Hope you like it and please comment on what you think!
Jawa Ex Machina
02-08-2010, 10:04 AM
Overall I liked it. I liked the idea, and some of the shots were really nice.
What I missed was a bit of an 80's feel to it though, a bit more cliché if you know what I mean. Oneliners, stuff like that. Generally also action heros should be in their 30s rather than their early 20's, but hey I know what it's like putting something like that together.
I liked that shot of the girl hanging over from the city, and the guy tossing the granade.
Keep it up!
02-08-2010, 10:39 AM
Thanks, glad you liked it!
The actors in the trailer are the same as the ones in the school play, so they're only 16-19 years old.
And you know, we actually had planned to put in some cheesy one-liners but we only recorded one and it was just too stupid
MR. JONES (with thick scottish accent): I'm Mr. Jones... And I'll kill ya!
Jawa Ex Machina
02-08-2010, 01:03 PM
You should check out some real trailers for good 80's action movies and create your own according to the same structure. The slow motion-speed up thing didn't come until after the first Matrix movie in 1999.
This is what an action movie trailer used to look like:
(note how they all have helicopters in them)
And of course, for shits and giggles:
02-09-2010, 05:59 PM
I don't know, I thought this was awesome. I love it the shot where the guy with the revolver throws the grenade. Nice time effects.