I pray all is well. If you’re in the process of creating a comic trailer, or looking for tips on how to do so, here are a few I think are helpful. So check them out, as well as the trailer for my latest comic, Lightweightz: The Anthology Part Two.
Keep it short
With so many things vying for our attention these days, don’t take someone giving your trailer some attention for granted. By this I mean it’s easy for someone to get bored or tired of viewing a piece of media or online content. Based on my experience, I think keeping the trailer around 1-2 minutes (but closer to 1) is the best.
Keep it entertaining
Ok, so they’ve decided to check out your trailer. Now what? Make sure it’s entertaining enough, so they not only want to watch the entire thing; but they’ll want to share it with others.
Keep it balanced
The trailers that are really good/effective use a combination of different kinds of media (e.g., images, text, sound, etc.) to draw the viewer in. So have a good mix of things to capture their attention. For instance, with the trailer for Lightweightz: The Anthology Part One and Pathways, I used images, music, and text. But for Lightweightz: The Anthology Part Two, I used a piece by a friend and spoken word artist instead of the music, to help draw out the comic’s theme.
In general if you follow these steps, you should be good. I know there are plenty of other useful tips out there, so feel free to post others in the comments section. I hope you found this post helpful, and make sure to grab your copy of Lightweightz: The Anthology Part Two!