Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response I'd like to do something different then what I have been doing for the past month. I'm going to be talking about a Movie Trailer because there has been a lot of new movies releasing, which of course, means a lot of new movie trailers! One of the more recent and popular movie trailers is called If I Stay. I'm sure you may have heard about this movie, When music-talented Mia and her family get into a serious accident, Mia, in a coma but has out-of-body experience, faces a difficult decision: to stay, or to leave, a choice with consequences that come along with. Anyways, this movie is a book adaptation, and yes, before you ask, I have read the book, however, I haven't seen the movie yet. The trailer starts off subtle; calming with soft mellow music while showing shots of Mia and her boyfriend, Adam, and Mia playing the Cello. Everything is going well and fine, and is leading up to the climax of the trailer. I especially like the voiceover transitioning between, "Isn't it amazing how life is one thing, and in an instance it's something else? Like here I am, Mia who thinks about the cello, and Adam, and Juliard...then just like that...". When she say's "...then just like that...", her cellow bow drops, the truck tires shift, then you can hear silence for a dramatic effect. When at the accident site, you can see a lot of cinematic movement. They make the shot kind of revolve around Mia, this gave the effect of like spinning, as Mia was turning and looking everywhere. It had nat sounds of the police sirens and policemen talking, and the voice over echoed a bit. All of these things really made me feel like I was apart of the scene, like I was really there. When I first watched the trailer, I was confused. I asked myself, "Was she a twin?" The answer is no. She is has an out-of-body experience while in a coma so she is able to see what is going on. Another thing that helped the trailer was the music in the background. While sad moments were going on, "Say Something" was playing in the background and I thought helped incredibly. It intensified the drama and the sadness. I also liked how the trailer ended with Adam saying, "Stay". Overall, I think this movie trailer really reached out and touched the audience's heart and that it will be a good one. Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
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