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Trailers are one of the most popular forms of media on the Internet, but very few people know who really makes them, and how much work goes into those 1-3 minutes of footage.

The Cutdown is a podcast about the art of trailer editing, the people working behind the scenes of this unique industry, and the latest news in both movie and game trailers.

Hosted by Hollywood trailer editor Ric Thomas and indie game trailer maker Derek Lieu.

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Trailers are one of the most popular forms of media on the Internet, but very few people know who really makes them, and how much work goes into those 1-3 minutes of footage.

The Cutdown is a podcast about the art of trailer editing, the people working behind the scenes of this unique industry, and the latest news in both movie and game trailers.

Hosted by Hollywood trailer editor Ric Thomas and indie game trailer maker Derek Lieu.

    The Cutdown 32: The Matrix Resurrections & Interview w/ Phil Daccord

    The Cutdown 32: The Matrix Resurrections & Interview w/ Phil Daccord

    Phil Daccord is the legendary trailer editor of The Matrix Trilogy (amongst many many more!) and in this episode we talk about his start as an assistant searching for frames of film in literal bins all the way through being senior editor at Giaronomo Productions and now Creative Director at Ignition Creative. Derek and Ric also discuss the website and trailer for The Matrix Resurrections!

    Trailers Discussed: The Matrix Resurrections Trailer 1, The Matrix Teaser, The Matrix Trailer, The Matrix Reloaded Teaser, The Matrix Reloaded Trailer, The Matrix Revolutions International Trailer, The Matrix Revolutions Enter the Matrix Trailer, The Matrix Revolutions Trailer, Alice Through the Looking Glass Trailer #2.

    Links: Whatisthematrix.com, Giaronomo Productions, Ignition Creative.

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    The Cutdown 31: Our First Trailer Finishes

    The Cutdown 31: Our First Trailer Finishes

    Ric and Derek talk about their first ever trailer finishes which somehow both involved selling DVDs. Also, they discuss the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen, and how it walks the line between serious drama and musical.

    Trailers Discussed: Dear Evan Hansen, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, West Side Story (2021), Constantine 90 Sec Home Video Sizzle Reel, Constantine, Roobarb and Custard DVD Trailer, Samurai Deeper Kyo Trailer, Miss Potter UK Trailer.

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    • 49 min
    The Cutdown 30: Fast & Furious 9 vs The Misfits

    The Cutdown 30: Fast & Furious 9 vs The Misfits

    The F9 and Misfits trailers are both selling globetrotting heist films and they hit a lot of the same notes, but they're edited with very different attitudes. In this episode Ric and Derek break down what separates the two and what their trailers say about their respective films.

    Trailers Discussed: The Misfits (2021), F9 Trailer 2

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    • 33 min
    The Cutdown 29: The Snyder Cutdown

    The Cutdown 29: The Snyder Cutdown

    Zack Snyder's trailers are some of the most famous in modern trailer history. Why are his films uniquely suited to making trailers for?

    Trailers Discussed: It Takes Two "Better Together" Trailer, Judas and the Black Messiah Trailer, 300 Teaser Trailer, 300 Trailer 2, Man of Steel Trailer 1, Man of Steel Trailer 2, Man of Steel Trailer 3, Watchmen Trailer 1, Watchmen Trailer 2, Dawn of the Dead (2004), Sucker Punch Trailer 1, Return of the King Trailer, Justice League Official Teaser Trailer.

    Links: Jenn Horvath Reel, David Yocum Reel.

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    • 48 min
    The Cutdown 28: The DC Fandome

    The Cutdown 28: The DC Fandome

    The DC Fandome event revealed a bunch of new trailers which we just had to discuss along with the exciting trailers Ric finished, and Derek's thoughts on the final trailer for Tenet.

    Trailers Discussed: Bill & Ted Face the Music Trailer 1, Bill & Ted Face the Music Trailer 2, Tenet, Zack Snyder's Justice League, The Batman, Suicide Squad Roll Call, Suicide Squad DC Fandome Exclusive Sneak Peek, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Gotham Knights, Wonder Woman 1984 Teaser, Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer.

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    • 26 min
    The Cutdown 27: Christopher Nolan Trailers

    The Cutdown 27: Christopher Nolan Trailers

    The Tenet trailer is the starting point of this week's discussion. Derek and Ric dive into the trailers for all his films and look for the common threads in the marketing of this master of secrets.

    Trailers Discussed: Tenet, Dunkirk Teaser, Dunkirk Trailer 1, Dunkirk Trailer 2, Inception Teaser, Inception Teaser 2 Inception Trailer, Interstellar Teaser, Interstellar Trailer, Interstellar Trailer 3, Interstellar Trailer 4, The Dark Knight Teaser, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises Teaser, The Dark Knight Rises Trailer 2, The Dark Knight Rises Trailer 3, The Dark Knight Rises Trailer 4, The Prestige, Insomnia, Memento.

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    • 31 min

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