We all are used to seeing the usually exciting movie trailers on television. They are filled with intense music or funny scenes that draw us into the movie theater. However, one man has created a trailer that replicates the entire “Prometheus” movie trailer. The only difference is his is made with paper according to the article on Hollywood Reporter’s website titled, “Fan-Created ‘Prometheus’ Paper Trailer Impresses 20th Century Fox (Video).”
According to the article, the trailer was created by Los Angeles filmmaker Travis Betz. Prometheus opened in theaters in the U.S. on June 8. He has other short films for the Internet that are made using paper.
I think this just goes to show how paper and technology can work hand-in-hand. He obviously put a lot of time into this production, and it paid off. Many people are looking to be unique in today’s ever-growing society. This definitely stands out. In the article, Fox executive vice president of corporate communications Chris Petrikin said, “This is further proof that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that talent is everywhere.”
As of late afternoon on June 9, 2012, it had over 243,000 views on YouTube.
I think Betz did a good job following the original trailer. I have included the real movie trailer and the paper movie trailer below.
If you have five minutes, watch both and tell me what you think.