How to Create a Movie Trailer? [+Templates]

How to Create a Movie Trailer? [+Templates]

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8 Jul 2019

What is a trailer for a movie? A movie trailer (also known as a preview or coming attraction) is an advertisement or a commercial for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema, the result of creative and technical work.

If you want to sell your own movie, you must have an epic movie trailer your audience will fall in love with. This short part creates the first impression.

Are you searching “How to create a movie trailer” on Google? Have you found Renderforest animation movie maker? Then you are in the right place.

We provide ready-made and fully-customizable movie trailer templates. Simply pick a template, add your videos, images, and texts to get your video ready in minutes. In this tutorial, we will go through the process step by step. Follow the steps and see how easy it is to create a movie trailer.

First, you need to sign up or sign in to the platform, if you already have an account. Then go to our Video Templates library and choose “Movie Trailers” from the “Promotional” category.

Movie Trailer Templates

We will pick the “The Cinematic Action Trailer” template. Click on the “Create Now” button to edit the template.

Cinematic Action Trailer

This is our simple editor. Click on “Add a Scene” to choose the scenes of your trailer.

Cinematic Action Trailer - Editor

Here you can find different scenes, including logo, text, video, and photo holders. 

Cinematic Action Trailer - Scenes

Choose the scenes and insert them. Now, it’s time to customize them. To upload your video, click on the video holder and browse a video from your computer, or go to the Media Library and choose your video if you’ve already uploaded it. 

Cinematic Action Trailer - Videos

You also have an option to find videos from Renderforest Stock Video Gallery and add to your movie trailer. Click on “Import from Stock Videos” and search for your topic. You can hover on videos to see the content, and after choosing a relevant video for your movie, click on “Insert”.

Cinematic Action Trailer - Stock Videos

Now, you need to trim the video, if necessary.

Cinematic Action Trailer - Trimmer

Click on the text holders to add your movie description. 

Cinematic Action Trailer - Texts

You can also add your movie poster or photos from it. Click on the image holder to upload your images, or go to the Media Library to choose from the uploaded ones.

Cinematic Action Trailer - Images

Once all your media files are uploaded and all the texts are added, it’s time to choose the epic music for your trailer. Click on “Music” to check our Music Library and pick a track. Or, you can upload your own music and add your voice over. 

Cinematic Action Trailer - Music

Your movie trailer is almost ready. Go to “Preview” to see how it looks. Choose the “Free preview” before exporting your video.

Cinematic Action Trailer - Preview

Your trailer will be ready in minutes.

Cinematic Action Trailer - Render

Your project will be saved and you can edit it whenever you want by clicking on your account and choosing “My videos” from the drop-down menu.

Choose from the several options for exporting your creation. The first one is the free export. You can download or publish SD360 quality videos with a watermark. But, if you want your video to have a higher quality you should choose the paid options.

Renderforest offers 2 types of payment options: pay per export and a paid subscription, which includes Free, Amateur, Pro, Popular, and Agency plans. If you need to create and export many videos, it would be more beneficial for you to subscribe to one of our subscription plans. If you only need one or two videos then the pay per export option would be ideal for you. Here, you are charged for each produced video.

You can also check out other templates for your movie trailer:


Fiery Motion Typography

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Cosmic Typography Teaser

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Epic Titles

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Sci-Fi Space Trailer

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Abstract Lines Flow Pack

Create My Trailer


Congratulations! Your epic movie trailer is ready. Now you need to share it to get your movie sold and watched all over the world. Never underestimate the value of a good movie trailer. Hoping this tutorial was helpful. Give your audience the opportunity to enjoy your masterpiece.


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