...it looks really interesting and a lot more complex than just basic Spidey-beats-up-the-badguys stuff.
It's very complex, yes. This show was part of the all-too-brief burst of greatness from Marvel Animation from 2008 to mid-2012. Wolverine and the X-Men, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and The Spectacular Spider-Man were all very similar in their method of storytelling. They're all great shows.
The music was pretty aight, I think it would've been more powerful if you switched it up or added another instrumental track at some point? But it kept the trailer moving and it wasn't very distracting so I like it.
Part of me wanted to switch out the music half-way, but music is a pretty powerful thing (even if you aren't paying attention to it) - it can make or break a scene. I guess I was worried changing the music would really hurt the flow of the trailer, but whenever I make another fan trailer I'll certainly try to be diverse ("Sky Dream" from Hi-Finesse is one I've wanted to use for a while).
The cuts were good, it flowed well, only thing that was off was the scene where Peter and Gwen are informed about the internship, it may have been some poorly timed lag on my end but it sounded like the audio wasn't synced to the video very well.
Dang it, you're right. I wanted this trailer to be in HD, so I got a stereo 720p webrip. But I wanted to get rid of the background music, so I ripped the center channel of the 5.1 audio on my DVD copy. They didn't sync up when I muxed the two together. So, in my video editor, I had to delay the source audio the best I could. Sometimes it worked; other times it looked a bit off. Oh well.
I feel like the only thing missing from this trailer would have been another teaser of that mysterious figure who was watching Spidey at the beginning?
That would be the Big Man of Crime, the mob boss running virtually all the organized crime in NYC. His true identity (i.e. his real name) is a secret for a few episodes, so I was cautious about featuring him in the trailer. Unfortunately, the brief shadowy blip you saw in the trailer is the only time we actually get to see him in person before learning his identity a few eps later. Plus, when you only have about 2 and a half minutes to work with (that's how long a trailer can officially run) you have to pick and choose your clips carefully. It may have been a better idea to put him at the end of the trailer - like you said, the viewer's being bombarded with so much information that he's definitely going to forget about the Big Man.
I really wanna check out the show now, so I'd say your trailer did it's job really well!
You'll love it. In a time where Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Teen Titans Go! are the only superhero shows on television (and are for the most part very very terrible at being funny) this show is a real treat to watch. A lot of people argue that with more episodes, this series could have surpassed Batman: The Animated Series in terms of greatness.
Edited by TheSkeletonMan939, Apr 05 2014 - 09:29 AM.
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