How To Make A Movie Trailer
Once your movie is complete, you still have a few steps to go before sharing your latest blockbuster with the world. Kick off the marketing by cutting together a movie trailer, a promo that sets the tone and the key elements of your film. Entice and excite audiences with a thrilling movie trailer, all made in Pinnacle Studio.
1. Install Pinnacle Studio
To install Pinnacle Studio video editing software on your PC, download and run the installation file above. Continue following on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.
2. Launch a Movie Project
The first step in any movie trailer making session is to start or open a movie project.
To launch a new production: Choose File > New > Movie from the main menu. Before adding your first clip, make sure that the timeline video format will be right for the project.
3. Adding clips to the timeline
Most types of Library asset can be brought onto the timeline as independent clips. The types include video and audio clips, photos, graphics, ScoreFitter songs, templates and titles. You can even add your other movie projects as container clips that work just like video clips in your project. Disc projects, however, cannot be added as container clips to a timeline, since they require a capability – user interactivity – that timeline clips don’t have.
Note: Drag-and-drop is the commonest and usually the most convenient method of adding material to a project. Click any asset in the Library panel and drag it wherever you like on the timeline.
4. Edit Video
Once your assets are on the timeline, you can review and trim your video clips, position your media how you want it and more. To open a trim point, place the Timeline scrubber near the cut to be trimmed and click the Trim mode button. Click it again to close trim mode.
5. Add Titles
Click the Create Title button to open the Title Editor. Add the text under Text Settings. Adjust fonts, font sizes and styles from there. You can also change Look Settings, Background Settings and Stereoscopic Settings.
Also, you can Switch to Motions to modify text justification and flow.
6. Add Effects
You can choose from a wide range of effects by clicking the Effects button. Just select a effect from the categories and it will be applied on the media of the timeline.
7. Add Transitions
Click the Transitions button or go to Editor > Transition In or Editor > Transition Out to access the transitions. When you find the one you want, drag it onto one end or the other of the timeline clip.
8. Add Music
Click the Create Song (Ctrl+7) button to open ScoreFitter. In ScoreFitter, choose a category, song and version from the lists provided. Enter a name for the clip in the Name field and adjust its duration with the Duration counter, if desired. When you have made your choice, click the Add to Movie button.
9. Finalize and Export
When you have finished editing your project, open the Exporter by pressing the Export tab at the top of the screen. With a few clicks you can tell the Exporter everything it needs to know to output your movie or asset in the format that best fits your requirements.
Pinnacle Studio does more than just make movie trailers
Check out some of the other video editing features available in Pinnacle Studio, like How To Make A YouTube Video, How To Make A Movie, How To Make A Film, and more! It is now easier than ever to create high quality movies and videos. Take your videos to the next level with Pinnacle Studio
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