Olivier S. (NDD#263) (27 Posts)

Born in France (and still living there) I discovered WDW in the mid 1970's when I was 10 during a trip to Florida with my parents. Since then, I am a Disney fan, but also a WDW fan with EPCOT as the prefered park. The Contemporary is my "mythic" hotel even if I never stayed there: it´s because of its futurist look. By the way, I also encountered space exploration during the same trip by visiting KSC. And I am today working as the chief editor of a space news website for a scientific park in France. Guess you can see the importance of this Florida trip and the others after...


In previous articles, I wrote about how to do a Disney vacation home movie.
And what about a trailer? Of course, you don’t need a trailer for publicity purposes, but it’s fun to do one. It’s also a way to showcase your Disney vacation in a short time!

After all, when speaking about going to Disney parks, you don’t always have the time to show friends or family a home movie that can be as long as 15 or 30 minutes (or more…). A trailer will offer a glimpse of your favorite vacation destination. And maybe people seeing it will ask to watch the full movie (that’s what a trailer is all about).

Trailers are short, 2 to 3 minutes, and for a vacation movie as you don’t have a plot and actors, I recommend doing something shorter, 2 minutes, max.

Modern trailers are quite elaborate with a lot of images following the rhythm of a strong music. Nowadays, there is a tendency to do fast fade to black between images. Let’s do the same to offer a trailer that will look like a true cinematic one! With editing software, it is quite easy to do it. You can even create the MPAA green screen at the beginning like I did… with some adaptations (it’s no longer the Motion Picture Association of America but the Motion Picture Association of Florida Trotters).

Watch the trailer below for my Easter 2015 vacation movie called Florida Trotters Adventures.
Select CC (Close Caption) to get the titles in English.

Of course, there are some non-Disney parks there as we also went to Universal, KSC Visitor Complex and Clearwater Beach.

If you do trailers of your vacation movie, please, show them to us.

What do you think?

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