For future workshops, we revised the assignment to create videographic Abstract Trailers. This form asked participants to consider features of both the scholarly abstract (subject and critical approach) and the motion picture trailer (style and tone). One key goal of this video, as with a movie preview, was to make others want to see your final project. We asked participants to spend the weekend producing an abstract trailer, lasting no more than two minutes, of their final videographic project. These videos proved to be more successful and helped set participants up to succeed on their final video essays.