The first idea was to have the entire teaser trailer inblack and white, I decided this because in modernmedia productions today, it is almost expected forthe films to be in full colour, but it come to a shockto many audiences if it wasnt. The 2005 film Sin Cityis a good example showing how you do somethingunconventional, such as the film being mostly blackand white film to fit the graphic novel aspect; butstill keep solid genre conventions.
The seconded idea was to have all the characters in the trailer somewhat anonymous, byusing extreme close ups, mid shots and over the shoulder shots, that only showedmaybe the bottom half of their faces on screen or even the character silhouettes which Iwas able to do by using low-key lighting, which really made lights stand out, giving a verygood lens flare effect. This idea also came from the Eye of the Beholder episode, as themain character in the episode had her face covered for most of the episode, which reallymade you think what was under her bandage. This ambiguous way portraying characterson screen I feel works really well for the conditions of a teaser trailer.
(A still from my teaser trailer showing how I used thismid shot to cut away the actors face.)(Janet fromThe Eye of Of theBeholder,With her face covered In bandages).