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November 01 2010

Awesome new fan-trailer for Angel season 3. And for Buffy Season Six .

I was gonna post it. This is brillant as usual. And Angel season 3 is just the best !
I love his/her trailers! Although I was surprised not to see the trio in the S6 trailer, it makes sense since it focuses on the dark aspects of the season. As usual, looking forward to the next batch!
Nicely done but that season 6 trailer is deeply misleading imo. I mean wasn't Warrens 'antics' seen as being dark enough?
I guess that Warren's psychotic haviour doesn't lend itself well to "epic" trailers. It would be quite interesting to see a trailer that focussed on him and how he became a human monster.
I dunno, I liked that s6 trailer, it kind of highlights Willow's descent into evil-Willow nicely. That got a bit lost in the season what with the billion other things that were going on and the silly drugs analogy but that trailer just kind of hits you like, oh yeah, Willow used to be good and she changed so much and it was largely due to her personality than any of the external issues of s6.
I have to say that imo the art of a good editor is that you can deal with all these separate elements and make them work. Not just ignore a section because It doesn't fit in with the flow of the peice.

Still well done, but imo not totally Representative of what we actually saw.
The way I see it, I think the trailer worked better without the Trio for the sheer fact that they didn't really have a very cohesive story-line. Each episode they were up to something different which would have been hard to represent in a trailer unlike the ever evolving Willow+Magic=BadNewsBears plot thread. Also, the fact that the Scoobies had trouble taking them too seriously would have also been hard to play in comparison to everyone's concerns about Willow's "addiction."
But they were a main part of that season, so why make out that they weren't?
I have to say that imo the art of a good editor is that you can deal with all these separate elements and make them work. Not just ignore a section because It doesn't fit in with the flow of the peice.


It's a trailer, not a fan summation of the season. The point is to sell the season in the same fashion a movie trailer would, without spoiling everything. The Angel: Season 2 trailer doesn't go nuts with Pylea, either.
IMO you could have had a glimpse of other characters that were important to what we saw broadcast and which wouldn't end up spoiling anyone or without blowing the whole rhythm of the piece. Sorry. :)
*sigh*

I miss Angel.
IMO you could have had a glimpse of other characters that were important to what we saw broadcast and which wouldn't end up spoiling anyone or without blowing the whole rhythm of the piece. Sorry. :)


S'pose you could, but he chose not to. He picked a thorough-line and ran with it, which is the best thing to do. His Season 4 trailer is the weakest of the bunch because he had to try and account for so many plot threads that the trailer had trouble building momentum.
I've never been much of a s6 girl, but watching that trailer reminded me of how brilliant s6 was. Then I watched all the others, and now all I want to do is watch Buffy and Angel all the way through. Again. Even though I'm not done with BSG yet, and have just now started Dexter. Nothing holds a candle to Buffy in the end.
The descent of Buffy, Willow, Spike and Warren all ran concurrent and the characters mirrored each other. You needed all threads, IMO. This trailer disappointed me, because it just seems so obvious which threads went together. A piece that needed to be in there to make this more about Buffy would be the psychiatrist in Normal Again talking about how Buffy's world has unraveled to the point where the villains are three kids she went to high school with. That would have worked so much better to frame the trailer with all the parts being a single entity.

The AtS season 3 trailer is brilliant, though. Granted, I think AtS 1-4 were better than their concurrent BtVS 4-7 counterparts and I've felt that these trailers have really spelled this out. BtVS season 2's trailer probably was the strongest so far, but this AtS season 3 one really did the Holtz arc justice. I was almost expecting the "Hi, Dad" at the end, but the editor chose not to spoil Connor.
Really well done, I've never seen any of these before. I would have added a couple of things to the BtS S6, but minor quibbles. Warren is an issue, but I think these are made for those of us who know this material inside and out.

I agree that the AtS season 3 would have been more powerful if it had ended with the "Hi Dad" scene but again, a minor quibble.
As The Dark Shape said trailers don't have to include every single plot thread from a story to sell you on its epicness. Hell half the trailers in hollywood lie about the tone of the story anyways. The editor was clearly trying to sell the better parts of the season. The stuff that worked. Notice there are no scenes of Junkie Willow going through withdrawls?
Sorry, but as I said earlier I disagree. The trio were a big part of season 6 and to pretend that they weren't in it at all seems a tad remiss to say the least.

A good editor could have done it justice imo, and I've worked with a few in my time too. *g*

But as others have said this is a fan thing and not professional after all.

I really did like the AtS vid though.

[ edited by sueworld2003 on 2010-11-02 18:01 ]
So the distinction between a good editor and a bad editor is which can pack more information in? That's very silly.

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