Trail-er Blazing: Creating the Trailers your Game Deserves!

A session at GDC Game Developers Conference 2012

Monday 5th March, 2012

2:20pm to 2:45pm (PST)

You've got an awesome game that you've been slaving on for years and it's time to show the world. But then you realize: Shit! All I have is iMovie and don't know how to make a good trailer. Creating a great trailer that will build excitement for your game is an art unto itself. If you don't know how to effectively pimp your game in 1 minute or less, Kert Gartner will show you how. Learn from the experience of a long time video pro and an ex visual effects artist on what it take to get eyeballs glued to your game.

TAKEAWAY: The audience will gain new knowledge of what makes an engaging game trailer, and how to integrate these techniques into their own videos. High level concepts such as pacing and story, along with technical details like capturing high quality gameplay footage will be covered.

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Kert Gartner

I make Indie Game Trailers, and teach Adobe Photoshop and After Effects classes for Red River & New Media Manitoba. I also survived 8 years in the VFX Industry. bio from Twitter

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3pm The Pursuit of Indie Happiness: Making Great Games without Going Crazy by Aaron Isaksen

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Time 2:20pm2:45pm PST

Date Mon 5th March 2012


2003, Moscone Center

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