EDITING HORRIBLE HISTORIES TRAILER

EDITING THE HORRIBLE HISTORIES TRAILER

This was a short 10 second trailer to promote Horrible Histories: Heroic Home Front Special for CBBC. As with all CBBC trailers I was given a brief to work to by the marketing execs. In this case it was to use a song within the program, as the main structure of the trailer. A song called the G.I Song.

It was then a case of trying to find footage and soundbites that would tell a story in a very short space of time. As the song was about the culture shock of seeing healthy, charismatic American soldiers in England for the first time in World War 2, I took this idea as the way to formulate the story. I hope you agree that this comes across.


Once again I wrote the script for this trailer and directed the VO session, the audio dub and the picture online. For the VO I cast Ben Cajee and got him to go full 1940's posh English voice. In the audio dub we then added a filter to enhanced the great read, making it sound more like a 1940's wireless radio broadcast. I think it works really well.

Once again thanks for reading and watching.

Andrew

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