I posted this a few weeks back but for anyone who may have missed it, please check out the promotional video I made for Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge. In a cooperative effort with Theater To Go, we have been attempting to gain some greater exposure for the play. Although Roebling is still available for all productions great and small, professional and amateur, we feel it can have legs as a professional show. This trailer is being used as a tool to generate interest with future productions in mind. The stage clips used are from the October 2010 production.
This is cut in a movie trailer style that I think works well for the piece. I used Apple’s iMovie ’11 making use of one of the movie trailer theme templates. Although these templates are quite limiting, they are also tremendous timesavers. iMovie is really a pretty robust movie-cutting tool. Especially considering the cheap price of the entire iLife software suite and the fact that it comes included free with every new Mac purchased. Final Cut Pro is a great pro-level tool (the debates over the pro-quality of the latest FCP X version notwithstanding) but iMovie can’t be beat for the Time Invested vs. Results and Features vs. Ease Of Use ratios.