It’s a little late (almost seven months since the release date) but my husband Brian and I FINALLY finished the book trailer for BEAUTIFUL! Slow and steady wins the race, or something like that. My excuse is we’re both extremely busy–I’m working and writing, he’s making movies and music–but luckily we were able to carve out enough time to create this, ahem, dare I say it?–masterpiece. The truth is he did most of the work. I am so grateful to have such a talented, generous dude in my life.
One of my first projects in film school was to create a couple movie trailers, using music and footage from the film to edit a minute teaser together. I remember I did trailers for the movies Heathers and Gattaca, and I loved it. Editing is a lot like writing–you cut and paste and fit things together to tell and story and create dramatic and emotional arcs. I learned much of what I know about narrative structure and the craft of storytelling through video editing. It was art school, so I didn’t learn much else, but at least it wasn’t a total waste of time. Brian and I met in film school, by the way. We got to know each other working on creative projects like this, and later, music too. It’s a pretty amazing thing to be able to share art-making with one’s partner. I am really, really, really lucky.
I’d also like to thank my friend Hugh Howie for doing the titles, and Paul Bradley for the drums. Did I mention my brilliant husband did the music for the trailer? Can you even believe so much talent is contained in one couple? Hahaha
Anyway, I hope you like it. We had a lot of fun making it.