Artist Statement: There are many aspects and plots to Captain America: Civil War, but for my trailer I just wanted to focus on one; Steve and Tony’s conflict of ideas and the friction/fallout between them (see what I did there?). One thing I really liked about the original Mission Impossible: Fallout trailer was the foreboding tone of the intro. I felt Zemo’s monologue perfectly fit that same idea while also not giving away specifics plot details. I just wanted to vaguely suggest that the Winter Soldier is important to his plan. The idea of Ethan Hunt on the run from his government was another parallel to Captain America I wanted to highlight. Making Tony Stark seem more like a villain was intentional and was implied by him imprisoning Wanda. That’s what movie trailers are to me. Suggesting ideas that may or may not be true, which is what makes you want to see the movie!
1. Getting the voiceover clean as possible for the intro was very important since a solo piano wouldn’t mask the light underscore in the original dialogue enough.
2. At 1:15 for that final piano chord you can hear an electric guitar hitting some soft rhythmic chords. In the original trailer this section didn’t last long enough to fit all the dialogue I needed, so I copied the harmonics of just the guitar and piano in RX6 and repeated them for as long as I could with a slight gradual decrease in volume to account for the natural decay of the piano.
3. At 1:34 during this fight sequence in the movie Steve and Bucky are groaning as they’re punching Tony. This was a distraction and ruined the rhythm of the punches to the music, so I completely removed their vocals.
4. At 1:53 I removed as much of the sound of Iron Man’s suit transforming as I could because of how distracting it was during this moment of silence.
5. There’s a point in the original Mission Impossible: Fallout trailer where we see a montage of Ethan Hunt getting injured, so I gave Captain America a similar treatment. Give him a break he’s had a long day.