Update: In 2008 my brother entered an online film making competition and I helped out. We didn’t win, but we had a bloody good laugh making a series of comedy videos for the web.
The trailer video I made can be found at https://www.filmaka.com/christe-series.php?film_id=2066
Below, most of these 2008 videos and links are broken but I’ve left them here in the hope that one day they magically get fixed*.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
I edited this trailer for the Christie internet comedy series using Final Cut Pro. I think it stands up pretty well alongside the official trailer made by a professional trailer production house. At the time I had no idea that a professional trailer was being made and it is surprising to see the similarities.
The series was shot low budget with a minimal crew so I did a variety of jobs in production, post-production and new media. Besides making the trailer I worked as a production assistant on set, made the behind the scenes documentary, worked on the bloopers & out-takes video and I make a couple of heavily disguised cameo appearances.
I also worked on a wryly internet marketing campaign including making the web page, writing e-mail newsletters and ‘pimping up’ a
The trick for making the trailer was to write TV guide descriptions of each episode and from those establish the common story for the series and base it on that: “Mo, a toilet salesman, is slowly driven mad by Christie, his incompetent boss.”
The tune in the trailer is Lover Killer by The Foxes.
* Technical hint – use 302 redirects please guys, old links shouldn’t break 😉. But not 301 redirects because: I did those once and weirdly they can never be undone; cache invalidation is the #1 hardest thing in computer science.