VOTD: The Blockbuster Movie Trailer Blueprint

The format for film trailers changes up every few years, and for much of this decade the trailers for blockbuster movies have followed a similar pattern.

Today, the Auralnauts have posted a video that takes you through the formula employed many times by studio trailers from its use of aspirational and darkly portentous moments to new covers of classic hits and strategic VFX shot placement.

More importantly, it now makes you want to see a real trailer done with a grungy cover of Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round”.