Before I actually create the trailer in reality, I knew I needed to create it in my head. In my (ever so bulbous) head I have a clear idea of what it will look like, sound like, and why. I wanted to talk about the creation process, and why I’ll be doing what I’m doing. Hopefully, it will all work out.
One of the biggest things to get across was that this game is that it is a twist on action films. I felt that the best way to show this would be to create a ten-fifteen second prelude at the beginning, setting up that premise.
Ideally, this misdirection will capture attention as well as set up the premise, so that when I start showing the gameplay footage, people have a clear idea of what this game is about and why it is different. Hopefully, people will also find this misdirection humourous.
I have already taken steps to creating the prelude.
The second thing I needed to do was find an artist. This I did on reddit. Another time, I will blog about the issues I encountered trying to find an artist this way (my fault), but all in all, it’s been a positive experience and I think I found someone who will be great for this. I had quite a few applicants (about 4 were reeeeeeaaaallly good), so I think why I ended up choosing the one I did will make another good blog entry (and I will try to do this sometime).
But yeah, all in all, things are moving forward. Soon I should be able to start recording the gameplay footage that goes into the trailer. Wish me luck!