Marco Grob Shows Us More of Netflix's Daredevil
In the golden age of television we have artists telling stories at an unprecedented level. This is long form storytelling at its best, with season after season of a single narrative telling stories at unprecedented depth with groups of characters as complex as the people who watch them. The hunger for good stories has gotten so rich that companies like Netflix have started telling their own stories, a proposition that would have been ridiculous even five years ago. As these stories become deeper and more complex, advertising them becomes trickier. Distilling massive stories into a few still images is an intimidating challenge but one that is countered by motion. Over the course of fifteen seconds artists like Marco Grob can tell a little bit more of the story, enticing new audiences to a better representation of the show. For Daredevil’s newest season, Netflix asked Marco to help them out by creating five different motion spots to get their audience excited for their next chapter.
Each spot gives each character a voice. Whether it's Daredevil caught tied up on a rooftop chimney stack, or an introduction to The Punisher malevolently holding Daredevil's mask, there's insight into each character and what they bring to the show. It is a drama after all, and that drama comes from these characters, their goals, and their relationships with each other. In Marco’s spots we get something that we don’t get to see in the show. Each moment has a stillness that offers a window into each character’s life, their actions, and how they’re interacting with the events of the story. It’s easy to forget, when caught in the torrent of a rampaging tale, that these are fully realized people who have moments on their own and came from a full life before the events of the show. As a comic based narrative, there is a fantasy to it, but its rooted in real life. Marco reminds us of those lives and how they each fit into this larger story. Not to mention, he makes us excited this blockbuster show is about to return to our screens.