Promotional

I was recently hired by local Bay Area Theaters to create trailers for upcoming productions. I wanted to approach it in a style different than the normal ‘Here’s some footage from a production’ method.

My thinking was to treat it almost like a movie, show moments or moods or specific details to give the audience an idea of what they’re in for — but don’t give it all away (as most movie trailers tend to do these days)

Here are a collection of the trailers I’ve shot for Center REP, CCMT and Lafayette’s Town Hall Theatre Company.

GREASE – Contra Costa Musical Theatre from Minimum Wage Entertainment on Vimeo.

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE trailer – Town Hall Theatre from Minimum Wage Entertainment on Vimeo.

LOVE SICK – A passionate new musical play based on The Song of Songs from Minimum Wage Entertainment on Vimeo.

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE — Town Hall Theatre from Minimum Wage Entertainment on Vimeo.

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Trailer – Town Hall Theatre from Minimum Wage Entertainment on Vimeo.

COMPANY — Town Hall Theatre Company

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COMPANY – Town Hall Theatre Company from Minimum Wage Entertainment on Vimeo.

Trailer for Center REP’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE – Center Rep from Minimum Wage Entertainment on Vimeo.

music: ‘The People’s House’ by John Williams from the Lincoln Soundtrack
‘Pandemonium’ from the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee cast recording

The trailer for Contra Costa Musical Theatre’s production of ‘Les Miserables’.

LES MISERABLES – Contra Costa Musical Theatre from Minimum Wage Entertainment on Vimeo.

A new promotional trailer for Center REP’s production of ‘Clybourne Park’. A fantastic show!

CLYBOURNE PARK – Center Rep from Minimum Wage Entertainment on Vimeo.

The trailer for Center REP's production of 'Clybourne Park'. Jan 31 – Mar 1, 2014. center rep.org for tickets

A new promotional trailer for Center REP’s production of ‘Don’t Dress For Dinner’.

The show takes place in 1973 and I wanted to try and emulate that late 60s/early 70s movie trailer vibe — combination of steady studio shots and handheld footage you were starting to see director’s implement in their style.

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER – Center Rep from Erin Gould on Vimeo.

ELLA – Center Rep from Erin Gould on Vimeo.