Derek

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About Derek

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday October 10

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    http://www.derek-lieu.com

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    Male
  • Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Interests
    trailers, kung fu, cats
  1. Working From Home In this week's episode Derek and Ric discuss working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, and how it's affected the industry. We also discuss the brilliantly cut trailer for season 3 of Killing Eve. Trailers Discussed: Killing Eve Season 3, Kong: Skull Island. Links: Derek's post about working from home. If you have questions or comments please send them to cutdown@idlethumbs.net. Listen on the Episode Page Listen in iTunes
  2. A24 Trailers In this episode Derek and Ric dive into various trailers for movies from A24 and try to pin down what exactly an ‘A24’ trailer is. From Hereditary to The Green Knight these trailers frequently get held up as an example of restraint and confidence, so we discuss why that might be… Trailers Discussed: The Green Knight, Skin, Hereditary, Midsommar, First Cow, Waves, The Kill Team, Green Room, Saint Maud, In Fabric, A Ghost Story, The Disaster Artist, Under the Silver Lake, Laggies, Under the Skin, Swiss Army Man. If you have questions or comments please send them to cutdown@idlethumbs.net. Join us in the Idle Forums to discuss this week's episode! Listen on the Episode Page Listen in iTunes
  3. Super Bowl 2020 Time is money! It's the biggest TV Spot event of the year, and Derek and Ric are breaking down all the big game spots including F9, Sonic, Top Gun Maverick and Minions. They also talk about what makes TV Spots a unique thing to create. Trailers Discussed: Sonic the Hedgehog, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Twilight Zone, Minions: The Rise of Gru, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, Top Gun: Maverick, Black Widow, Marvel Studios Disney+, Never Say Die, The Invisible Man, A Quiet Place Part II, F9: Fast and Furious 9. If you have questions or comments please send them to cutdown@idlethumbs.net. Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  4. Meta trailers In this episode Ric and Derek discuss meta trailers, trailers which are self referential either to the movie, game or the trailer itself. What makes these trailers so much fun? When are they the most effectively used? And how long did it take for the trailer industry to start referencing how formulaic they were being? Trailers Discussed: Comedian, 6 Underground Whisper Trailer, Jumanji the Next Level ASMR Trailer, Inception Acapella Re-dub, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, BattleBlock Theater Steam Trailer, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists UK Trailer, The Stanley Parable Raphael Trailer, Muppets Most Wanted, Toys, Miracle on 34th st (1947) Trailer 1 Trailer 2, The Birds, Psycho, Real Life, Mother, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Gone in 60 Seconds, Gemini Man, Deadpool 2, Detective Pikachu, Free Guy, Mighty No. 9 Masterclass Trailer, Kingsman the Golden Circle. If you have questions or comments please send them to cutdown@idlethumbs.net. Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  5. The Cutdown Episode 19: Sequels

    Haha, looking at that trailer all I can think of is what the trailer-ized cover version of "Gonna Go Back in Time" would be if the film was rebooted
  6. The Cutdown Episode 14: Horror

    Hahaha, being a trailer editor can be a very conflicting experience. We know what it takes to get people interested in something, but we are also consumers of the media we make trailers for, so we'll also find ourselves sometimes getting spoiled by trailers! I will say that I've never met a trailer editor who didn't have any misgivings about showing things which might be considered spoilery, but it's ultimately not always up to the editor or creative director because especially with movie trailers there are so many people involved in the process.
  7. Ooo, thanks for that. I'll definitely take a listen!
  8. Sequels In this episode Derek and Ric are talking trailers for sequels, and different approaches to that difficult second launch. Along those lines, we dive into the trailer for A Quiet Place: Part II. Trailers Discussed: A Quiet Place: Part II, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Magic Mike XXL, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, No Time To Die, Grown Ups 2, Half Life: Alyx, Thor: Ragnarok, Cloverfield, It: Chapter 2, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Happy Death Day 2 U, Frozen 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi If you have questions or comments please send them to cutdown@idlethumbs.net. Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  9. 2019 Trailer Recap In this episode Derek and Ric talk about their favorite movie and game trailers from 2019, personal works of the year, and trailers of the decade! Trailers Discussed: Kerbal Space Program 2, Astroneer Release Trailer, Wilmot's Warehouse, The Last of Us: Remastered - From the Beginning, My Friend Pedro Full Throttle Trailer, Knives Out, Waves, Joker, IT: Chapter 2 Teaser, Bombshell, CATS, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Mulan Trailers 1 & 2, The Lighthouse Trailer 1 & 2, Love, Death and Robots, Wonder Woman 1984, John Wick Parabellum, Ghostbusters Afterlife, Ghostbusters (2016), Detective Pikachu Leak, 6 Underground ( The Process - Aviation Gin, Samsung QLED, Explore Italy), Midsommer ( Bear in a Cage, Couples Therapy), Jurassic World Battle at Big Rock, Katana Zero Therapy Session Trailer, A Star is Born, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hereditary, Mad Max Fury Road Teaser & Trailer, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Social Network, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Kong: Skull Island, The Handmaiden, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Suicide Squad, Man of Steel. If you have questions or comments please send them to cutdown@idlethumbs.net. Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  10. Trailer Sound Design In this episode Derek and Ric talk about the unique sound design of trailers! Everything from rises to bass drops and Henry Cavill reloading his fists. You'll never listen to trailers in the same way again. Ric also dives deep into the moment to moment sound design of the new Black Widow Trailer. Trailers Discussed or Clipped: London Has Fallen, Crank, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Fountain, The Matrix, Battleship Trailer 2, The Bourne Supremacy, Black Widow, The Fate of the Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Jason Bourne, Mission Impossible Fallout, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Dark Knight, Antlers. Links: Trailer Music Weekly, Score a Score, Montage MX, Robert Etoll, Boom Library, Big Fish Audio Blockbuster Trailer, Big Fish Cinematic Sound Design, Video Copilot Motionpulse, Bing Bang Boom. If you have questions or comments please send them to cutdown@idlethumbs.net. Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  11. Trailers For Turkeys In this episode Derek and Ric are talking good trailers for bad movies. Also, everyone's favourite blue hedgehog is back to break the internet again and so we dive into Trailer 2 for Sonic... Trailers Discussed: Sonic the Hedgehog, Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever, Ultraviolet, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, Prometheus Teaser Trailer, Silent Hill, Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer 1, Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer 2, Godzilla: King of the Monsters Final Trailer. If you have questions or comments please send them to cutdown@idlethumbs.net. Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  12. Funny enough, Jessica is a former colleague of mine. We were assistant editors at the movie trailer house I got my start in. Small world! No really, it’s a very small industry (though bigger than most people would think)
  13. Game Trailers What makes a great game trailer? In this episode Derek and Ric discuss making game trailers, capturing footage, storytelling and how best to represent an interactive experience... Trailers Discussed: Firewatch, BioShock Infinite E3 Demo, Dante's Inferno. Links: Biffa Plays Indie Games, Trailers of the Week If you have questions or comments please send them to cutdown@idlethumbs.net. Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  14. The Cutdown Episode 14: Horror

    Thanks! I rather like the interviews Ric does because then I get to just be a listener. The bumper bit is definitely stolen from Idle Thumbs and also the podcast Design Life, but yeah it's totally the same philosophy as the thumbstopper bits
  15. Oooh yeah, that Face/Off teaser is a really good one! I have no idea what Tenet is about, though I just saw the teaser in theaters again recently, and the copy essentially says "A new original protagonist from Christopher Nolan." We'll have to wait and see for the next trailer to know more!