Youtube user and aspiring film trailer editor, Andrew Rivard, has put together an epic mash-up video of the year 2016 in films.
The trailer includes gems like Deadpool, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Suicide Squad, The Jungle Book, as well as scores of other popular blockbuster titles released in 2016.
The video has gained nine-thousand views and over 300 likes, in the short time since its upload. In an interview with Bloomeration, the talented editor said that he had thought about editing a video such as this before, but always forgot about it as the year went on.
“This year I was determined to get it out so I aggressively started acquiring trailers in September,” said Rivard.
The film school graduate cut the clips together over the course of 10 days, during his downtime.
“That doesn’t include the selects process I did, where after I had all the trailers I went through each one and pulled out selects and sorted them in my project based on a bunch of genres (e.g. Be Brave, Slow Sad Emotion, Physical Action, Percussive Visuals). This made the edit go a lot faster because I was always pulling from these select sequences.”
The self-confessed Spotify nerd says that he spent a lot of passive time building playlists of music based on mood.
“Narrowing down the songs I was going to use also really helped the edit too. I’d watch the raw sequences I put together while testing out different songs to figure out the best fits. That’s more or less the process behind it all.”
While Rivard has worked in post production before, he says that he made the video because he is interested in a career editing professional film trailers.
“I’d love to make a video like this every year! Now that I’ve locked down a process I think I can be a lot more efficient and create a better video in 2017.”