You are going to work out the features of trailers as persuasive texts by looking at 3 different trailers for the same film… Cars 3!
1. Watch the trailers.
2. Why do you think there are three different trailers for the same film?
3. Work in groups to analyse one of the three trailers in detail, thinking about its ‘features’ as a persuasive text.
Use the Trailer Trio Analysis downloadable chart to help you put your ideas together.
Once you’ve shared your Trailer Trio analysis, think about how the trailer works to persuade an audience to go and see the film.
Think about the FOUR FEATURES OF PERSUASION:
Use what you have learnt about the Trailer Trio of Film Analysis and the Four Features of Persuasion to write a persuasive voiceover for one of the Cars trailers.
When you write your script, you should think about including these Four Features of Persuasion:
Whilst writing the script, try to match the voiceover words to the appropriate images on the screen. When finished, perform your scripts to each other and evaluate each others’ scripts according to how the voiceover adds to the overall persuasiveness of the trailer.
Use this evaluation checklist to decide which of the three Cars 3 trailers is the most persuasive.
Can you give examples for each of the following Four Features of Persuasion?