Artist Statement: Baby Driver had some of the best trailers in 2017 and the Tekillyah version was one of my favorites. For a Breaking Bad trailer I wanted to only focus on the meth cooking and violence aspect of the show, but in a fun comedic tone. That meant Walter's family was going to be left out completely. My reasoning for this is that the energy and tone of the music did not match the scenes with Skyler, Walter Jr, and Marie. Breaking Bad has emotionally heavy and slow moments that wouldn't fit in a trailer meant to attract audiences interested in comedy and action. Walter's relationship with Jesse, Hank's investigation into Albequerque's new meth Kingpin, the criminals surrounding Walter, and Walter's ego were the remaining aspects I wanted to focus on. The music in Baby Driver's Tekillyah trailer is much like the acceleration of an engine in a sports car; once first gear reaches its climax it shifts to second gear to climax again. This same structure of ramping intensity is also similar to the plot of Breaking Bad and I wanted the trailer to reflect that. Finally, I left out Walter's motivation for cooking meth out completely and ended the trailer with a question, "Why are you doing this?" Walter's vague answer is both unsatisfying and comedic, so to find out his true reason you need to watch the show.
1. At 0:14-0:18 I recorded myself tapping a wine glass I slightly dampened with tape at 96kHz (so I have more samples to work with when I pitch shift) and pitched the notes in key with the music. This short section really needed more accented rhythms to match the dynamic energy of the footage I used. I chose the sound of glass dings because Walter and Jesse were working with glassware to cook meth. It also works very well when Walter taps one of the beakers in time to the music.
2. Elastic audio was used when Walter says "You're god damn right" and Jesse says "Pow pow pow" to make it even more in time with the music. Without this it was slightly off time and a little irritating.
3. The bullets shot into the wall at o:36 were horizontally flipped for consistency with movement and direction.
4. At 0:52-0:57 I used the camera movements and a couple of match cuts to help make the quick cuts easier to follow. Fittingly, the series of cuts follow the steps to cook meth all the way up to Walter getting his money.
5. Only people who have seen the show will know what the explosion at 1:17 is referring to ;)
6. Edgar Wright tweeted my trailer which was really cool.