Asylum book trailer. Now playing.
I’ve been wanting to produce a book trailer for Asylum for a year. When I saw the excellent trailer an author friend had produced for her book, I could procrastinate no longer. I contacted her video producer, Jerome McLain from MaxMedia Studios. We talked about my book’s genre, plot, and characters.
The plot thickens. A story told in two timelines, 1899 and 1874, needed more than 30 seconds.
To give him a better feel for the story, I provided reference photos I had collected, a few appear in this post. The original goal was :30 (that means thirty seconds, I learned), but Asylum‘s two timelines needed more … well, time. We agreed we needed 1:00 to tell the story.
Regarding the process, I’m a quick-study. The producer might disagree.
Over several weeks, I reviewed film clips, tightened the script, and listened to music and talent for voiceover. I liked that Jerome had narrowed dozens of options to a few spot-on selections from which to choose. Then I left the editing process in his hands and he wowed me.
I’m probably not the easiest client because with my graphics background as a designer and art director, I know what I want and I’m a perfectionist. Several times I had to pull back and tell myself, nothing is absolutely perfect. Great will have to do.
We’re premiering our new book trailer and you’re invited to the preview. We’re rolling out the red carpet, reserving your seat, and hoping you make your own popcorn.
Facebook Event. Book Trailer Premiere.
Our Red Carpet Premiere. It might turn out to be the most exciting, suspenseful, and thrilling one-minute of fun.