Frequently Asked Questions
Is this material available anywhere for free?
If you aggregate and re-order most of my free posts and videos, you could cover quite a lot of the material in this course, but this is the most step-by-step set of lessons I've ever made about game trailers.
Do I need to know how to use video editing software to take this?
Nope! This course covers the planning and creative conception phases which occur before editing and capture.
Will this course teach me how to edit?
This doesn't get into the nitty gritty details of video editing such as pacing, software, eyetrace, etc. But the sections on trailer structure and storytelling which will make you a better trailer editor,
Does this course teach game capture?
The course does not get into specifics about how to do game capture, but it teaches what to look out for during the capture process.
The creative direction you land upon will facilitate your capture work or collaboration with game capture artists.
For more about game capture please watch my free GDC talk!
What level of experience do I need to take this course?
This course should work for people at all levels of experience from beginners to experts! It does not require technical expertise in game development or video editing, but some basic familiarity with industry terms will help.
How long is the course?
It will depend on how quickly you make your way through the videos and exercises, but the videos combined runtime is roughly 2 hours long.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have lifetime access to the course and any updates I make to it in the future!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you're not satisfied with the course, please reach out to me within 30 days.
Will I be able to chat with you directly in the course?
The course+consultation bundle gives you access to a 1 on 1 consulting call with me where I will personally look over your work and give it a thorough critique.
Otherwise, you will have your fellow students to interact with via the private VGTA Alumni Circle Community.
If I purchase the consultation bundle, can I schedule the consultation at a later time?
Yes! There's no set window where you need to book the consultation once you've purchased.
Are there subtitles?
There are English subtitles available for all videos!