Have you seen these fake trailers?
The Shining posed as a romantic comedy?
And Jaws as an uplifting Disney movie?
There’s a whole bunch of them —
*Forrest Gump as a gangster flick.
*Breaking Bad as a romantic comedy.
*Stephen King’s It as an inspiring family film.
*Mrs. Doubtfire as horror.
Yeah, it’s a thing. (You know, YouTube)…
No matter how much Jack Nickelson’s, “Here’s Johnny!” terrified you as a kid, you will still feel a stirring of love and joy with The Shining posed as a romantic comedy.
It’s mostly the music that wreaks this emotional havoc.
Music is the dressing that tells you what to feel in a movie.
In scrapbooking, the design does that.
The design sends an immediate message, so it’s very much like a movie trailer — an introduction of what’s to come, meaning the story in the journaling.
So what happens if we don’t know how design works, and the design conflicts with our story?
Then it’s kind of like those mixed up movie trailers.
I mentioned last week in an email that I ought to share a page of mine that totally contradicts what I was trying to say. I decided to go ahead and do that. I made a video tutorial on the subject and it’s in the Member’s Area now.
It’s a subject I approach in all kinds of ways throughout the 250 videos in the Paperclipping membership.
If you want to get good at this, you should check it out: