In this 2019 GDC session, trailer editor Derek Lieu offers a quick primer on how to make successful game trailers.
Lieu explained his own process for trailer-making and shared some key questions you should be asking during production. He also offered attendees a list of the easily fixable, but extremely common pitfalls many game trailers fall into.
One trailer can make or break a game, and many devs never think twice when it comes time to make one, so if you haven't seen it already make sure to watch Lieu's talk (for free!) over on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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