Students can create their own film trailers for a film. This can be done with students creating their own media, or using a digital mashup of new and existing media to create a new interpretation.
Film trailers produced to promote filmic versions of well known texts such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet can be used to explore the different approaches and interpretations of a familiar story.
Romeo and Juliet (1968) Trailer
Romeo and Juliet trailer (1996) Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s play. (Also see Australian Screen online for teachers notes.)
New Romeo and Juliet (2013) Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet.