Tom's post in the Main group blog made me think of how we want to render out our trailer, so I went through the options and chose the settings we should use for the best results and time:
Render: Mental Ray
Image Format: .iff (if you prefer another one then post in the comments)
Quality preset: Production
(For some scenes, such as the car rush and dumpster roll/explosion, I suggest we use Production: Motion Blur to make it look awesome and enhance the feeling of speed.)
I feel that these settings will give us the best possible outcome for our scenes, and we have to ensure that we all use the same when we render otherwise we may have a jarring difference in quality.
I would also like to add that I offer my PC up for rendering the big, high intensity scenes such as any that include the factory scene. I say this for two reasons:
1: I would feel really sucky if we are taking up computers from other people when I could do it overnight.
2: My computer is a beast :) I know it can handle any scene thrown at it and can render them out very quickly.