Trailer recuts are a big trend on Youtube. Movie trailers are re-edited to change them from one genre to the next. A horror movie can become a sweet, romantic comedy while a drama can be turned into an action/adventure. Anyone familiar with the cliches and conventions of movie trailers will enjoy these recuts. Not all of them are great, though. It takes real skills to know what scenes to use, what right type of music, and how to edit scenes precisely so that the perfect effect is achieved. But there are a few that excel in great editing and musical choices, creating trailers that are not only believable but funny. Here’s a list of four trailers recuts that can be found on Youtube that is excellent, funny, and clever. To know more about how to get views on youtube you can click here. You get real and legit views on your videos and this is one of the easiest ways to market your video on youtube. You can even get the best trailer recuts there as well.
The Shining – Originally created for an editing contest, this recut trailer for The Shining is the perfect example of the power of music and editing. Clips that were once eerie and sinister in Stanley Kubrick’s original horror movie take on the lighthearted feel of a romantic/family drama. In this version, a man who goes insane in a haunted house becomes a struggling writer whose life changes when he meets a boy and his mother. Great voiceover and use of music, particularly Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill,” makes this trailer so real that if I hadn’t seen the original movie I’d be hardpressed to not believe it was real. Great recut trailer.
Mary Poppins – Clocking in under a minute and five seconds, this recut trailer works all the more for its brevity. With great editing, sound effects, music (including Julie Andrews’ eerie lullaby), Mary Poppins become a horror movie. What’s remarkable about this clip is how easily the transition can be made from children’s fable to horror movie, considering the number of scenes taken from the movie that is spooky, to say the least. But then, aren’t all great children’s movies kind of scary in their own way? This clip takes advantage of that fact and makes a remarkable trailer that would stand up to any horror movie trailers today.
Requiem for A Dream – Requiem for A Dream was a downer about drug abuse. But in this recut trailer, it becomes a romantic drama about an older woman who has a second chance at life when she goes back in time to find an old love. A very clever and thoughtful approach to recutting trailers, the music and editing really sells this premise and makes the somewhat convoluted new theme all the more comprehensible. What makes this trailer even more enjoyable is the fact that it can take a depressing movie and turn it into an uplifting one. Very smart and clever.
Taxi Driver – The voiceover I can take or leave, but this recut trailer of Taxi Driver still makes it to the list for being funny, clever, and smart. Taxi Driver becomes a romantic comedy (Travis Bickle in a romantic comedy?), which becomes all the funnier given the source material. Still, the clip could have been shorter. Too many scenes of Travis Bickle working out or holding his arm over a flame are incongruent to the revised genre-not the sort of scenes you’d find in a romantic comedy. Still, its a very funny idea and the revised taglines are dead-on brilliant.
Peewee’s Big Adventure – A bit on the long side, this trailer nonetheless earns kudos for its cleverness. It takes Peewee’s Big Adventure and turns it into a Hitchcockian conspiracy thriller. The editing, clip choices, and music are all very good here, making the trailer believable.