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The Auralnauts present How To Make A Blockbuster Movie Trailer in 2017.

[The Auralnauts previously on MetaFilter]
posted by schmod (42 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
 
Trailers sounded a bit different in 2002.
posted by schmod at 12:28 PM on August 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


Perfection!
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:38 PM on August 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMM
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 12:40 PM on August 14, 2017 [6 favorites]


Apologies for being an ignorant old, but what the hell is a "booj"?
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:49 PM on August 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


I believe it's a reverse BWAAAAAAAAM.
posted by malthusan at 12:50 PM on August 14, 2017


Have you ever wondered about this particular thread?

Because, it turns out, this thread is real.

It's happening right now.

*unexpected cover of classic hit begins*

Someone has to make this thread awesome....

And that someone is you.

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAM
posted by nubs at 12:56 PM on August 14, 2017 [8 favorites]


perfection.

The best satire comes when you truly love the target subject.
posted by Faintdreams at 12:57 PM on August 14, 2017 [4 favorites]


[polka cover of Never Gonna Give You Up fades in]
posted by schmod at 12:58 PM on August 14, 2017 [14 favorites]


A "booj" in this context is a noise that falls quickly into pummeling sub bass, or bass drop. In the same family of trailer superfriends as the Bwarm and the Rising Tension Strings and the Evil Goose, though.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 1:02 PM on August 14, 2017 [5 favorites]


Brilliant. I can't wait for release date.
posted by adamrice at 1:02 PM on August 14, 2017


When does it come out? Certainly sounds better than most trailers recently.
posted by sammyo at 1:11 PM on August 14, 2017


what the hell is a "booj"?

I believe it's a reverse BWAAAAAAAAM.


The palindrome of "booj" is "joob", not maaaaaaaawb! It don't work, y'see!
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:12 PM on August 14, 2017


schmod: "Trailers sounded a bit different in 2002."

And a bit different in 2006. RIP Hal Douglas.
posted by mhum at 1:17 PM on August 14, 2017 [2 favorites]


Speaking of Hal, I guess this is an appropriate thread to drop this into.
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:25 PM on August 14, 2017 [2 favorites]


How to make modern internet satire

List the characteristics of the thing in the same format of the thing.

Make sure your wording is sarcastic as possible so people know it's supposed to be funny.

Be as literal as possible so as not to impede your scorn of the fact that various media have conventions that it is possible to make an outline of.

Get confused by how meta things are getting.

Lay down.

Cry.

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posted by Zalzidrax at 1:48 PM on August 14, 2017 [7 favorites]


I love this.

*close up shot of Fizz smiling in appreciation*
posted by Fizz at 2:00 PM on August 14, 2017


I love these guys. I named my vacuum Creepio. And now, I'm off to find a different thing to post.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:02 PM on August 14, 2017 [2 favorites]


All. The. VFX.
posted by tobascodagama at 2:56 PM on August 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


Loved it. Missing only the reversion - just after to finalunreadable credits- to the sound of popcorn being munched, Facebook checked and soda slurped worn maximum indifference.
posted by rongorongo at 3:00 PM on August 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


> "... various media have conventions that it is possible to make an outline of."

There is a difference between noting that, say, almost all books have a climactic moment and noting that massive numbers of movie trailers have gotten so formulaic that it is possible to say "bwaaam noise goes HERE".
posted by kyrademon at 3:10 PM on August 14, 2017 [4 favorites]


Do MetaFilter threads have conventions that it is possible to make an outline of?
posted by davejay at 3:48 PM on August 14, 2017


I don't know, but if there is, this is the part where the OP kindly asks several of the commentators to take their sidebar to MeTa.
posted by schmod at 3:56 PM on August 14, 2017 [4 favorites]


I almost posted an Ask to find out the term for that one sound -- you know, the one that ends the scene after something relevatory or dangerous in BSG or, like, The 100. That sounds like air being sucked out of the room?

String cluster!

Thanks!
posted by mochapickle at 3:58 PM on August 14, 2017


Do MetaFilter threads have conventions that it is possible to make an outline of?

-joke about the topic of the post.

-joke building off the first.

-snark about the topic.

-tangential derail.

-pop culture reference that relates in some way.

-further snark about the topic, followed by a joke that builds from the earlier comments.

-critical question or comment about the topic.

-Points out that the criticism was addressed, and an exhortation to RTFA.

-someone shares additional links and information about the topic.

-someone share additional links and information about the tangential derail.

-response to previous comment to RTFA pointing that TA was FR, but it failed to adequately address the points.

-some people expressing interested in the topic and gratefulness for the post.

-discussion of the topic, thoughts and opinions expressed.

-dismissive snark, phrased to make it clear that everyone participating in the thread is wrong.

-many days later, an update or some links that build on the topic in some way added.
posted by nubs at 3:59 PM on August 14, 2017 [13 favorites]


You should add

- [weary mod note]
posted by Room 641-A at 4:07 PM on August 14, 2017 [8 favorites]


- I liked it.
posted by mochapickle at 4:09 PM on August 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


They forgot gunshots and/or punches cut to the beat of the soundtrack
posted by schoolgirl report at 5:19 PM on August 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


I can't wait to see `film title` it looks awesome, but there's no way it can capture all the subtlety and nuance of `comic book title`.

Also, I LOL'd when the unexpected cover kicked in, I wasn't expecting it at all!
posted by askmehow at 5:25 PM on August 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


Very distracting how the words described the visuals we were not seeing and also the audio we were hearing. I guess it'd take quite a bit more work to do the former though.
posted by ODiV at 6:32 PM on August 14, 2017




Metafilter -dismissive snark, phrased to make it clear that everyone participating in the thread is wrong.
posted by Trinity-Gehenna at 7:45 PM on August 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


Come for the hamfisted trailer riff, stay for the Boston Dynamics 'I Love Box'... because Dan loves his family even if he is going to be the first one against the wall when the robots take over...
posted by Nanukthedog at 8:47 PM on August 14, 2017


I adore the Auralnauts. Their guaranteed improvements on Transformers: Age of Extinction cracks me up.

"OREOBOT! NOOOOOO!"

PS: The end sequence of Star Wars is really creepy w/o Williams bombasting it up but that might just be Creepio lurking in the background
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:53 PM on August 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


I guess it'd take quite a bit more work to do the former though.

Er, and not at all fitting with the name and work of the group, duh.
posted by ODiV at 10:00 PM on August 14, 2017


Last week I was trying to get my kids into some classic '80s movies, and we had it narrowed down to either Gremlins or The Princess Bride. So we checked out the trailers (1, 2) on Youtube. It's amazing how much the conventions have changed since the '80s - neither trailer held my kids' interest at all (nor mine, to be honest, even though I really enjoyed both movies), and I'm not sure we even made it to the end of both of them! It's hard to say that trailers have gotten better as such, but they've definitely tightened up a lot since then - everything about the timing of the old trailers just seems off somehow...
posted by bakerybob at 11:51 PM on August 14, 2017


I believe you meant to say:

Single note

-joke about the topic of the post.

Single note

-joke building off the first.

Low Bwaa

-snark about the topic ...
posted by kyrademon at 1:11 AM on August 15, 2017


Crikey, I hit subs to make out the voice overs. Spanish? Really? And the autotranslate BACK to English did NOT work a DAMN.

Other than that....

A new vision in meta-film making.
Some hip new director you may not have even heard of before. But he's so HOT right now.
posted by Samizdata at 2:41 AM on August 15, 2017


Metafilter: Who put the booj in the BWWWAAAMMMMP?
posted by blue_beetle at 6:52 AM on August 15, 2017 [3 favorites]


And a bit different in 2006 RIP Hal Douglas

Bloody hell, I JUST realized I linked to the same video as mhum! Apologies, all.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:47 AM on August 15, 2017


They literally described the "A Wrinkle in Time" trailer.
posted by eisbaer at 10:53 AM on August 15, 2017 [3 favorites]


What I love is that the emotional manipulation of the music and the call to arms totally worked on me, even though I knew I was watching contentless parody.
posted by mabelstreet at 4:47 PM on August 15, 2017 [3 favorites]


They missed the strobe/flicker cut with interspersed wubwubwubrrrrrrrrrrr sound effect. But otherwise perfect.
posted by Happy Dave at 12:08 AM on August 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


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