One minute book trailer I did for Trafford Publishing, for the book, “The Sword.” I chose an animated scroll because it added a sense of whimsy and a medieval feel which was representative of the story. The illustrations used were from the author and are in the book.
The author had mentioned that he wanted his book to be picked up for a film option and mentioned a “Batman” kind of feel. I decided to use the flying text rather than dissolves for a more dynamic feel and the pull back on the city skyline with the lights behind ads a dramatic effect. For the final piece I decided on the burn in effect as it seemed to fit with the motif of a Vampire Super Hero.
The publisher wanted to make sure to include the main points of the story in a way that didn’t spoil it, but would grab someones attention. I chose to convey it as a more subjective experience using the claustrophobic and tense elements from the book with a montage/pastiche overall look.