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 along with the whole comedy series can be found on Fimaka.com.
I edited this trailer for the ‘Christie’ internet comedy series using Final Cut Pro.
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.”
I think it stands up pretty well against the professional trailer that Filmaka later commissioned from a proper production house (maybe better?)
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