Behind The Scenes - Creating a Shorter Trailer Video
Wow, editing the 'extended version' of the Laser Splat game trailer video down to a shorter video took WAY longer than I thought it would. It was also WAY harder than I thought. I ran into many difficulties...including me accidentally deleting one of the gameplay footage videos....the one that was actually the hardest to create....ouch! I had to start over on that footage from the beginning.
The original trailer video (which i call the 'extended edition' because it is about 2 minutes) long took me 38 versions to get to the final versions. That means thought I had the video looking pretty good in the editor, produced it as an .avi, and did a final edit on that to trim the end point....then, after viewing the final edit of it over and over, I saw some things that weren't right or that could be improved.....and went back to editing. On the 'extended version' I did that 38 times.
This 'simple edit' of that video took me 31 tries. Ugh. I just uploaded it to our Youtube channel and you can see it at the link at the bottom.
Here is a pic of me doing that edit. The upper left corner is photoshop where I'm making the 'screenshot' images for Google Play.
Here is a link to the brand new shorter version of the Laser Splat trailer video...