Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - 211 - 13 Sneak Peeks at the Making of My Book Trailer

I shot the trailer for my upcoming vampire novel a few weekends ago. Here's a behind-the-scenes view of an incredible day.

All photos courtesy of Caroline Ruyle

1 - Scott Baker as Peredur

2 - Stevie Cooper as Tanwen

3 - Bernie Matthew as Melnak

4 - Brennan Handy as the Saint

5 - Brad Smith as the Vampire Lord

6 - My dream-come-true producer, Tara MacDonald stands beside me at far right.

My husband Brad gets ready to press the amulet against Scott, at left.

7 - I give direction to Scott regarding the amulet ordeal.

8 - I go over the battlefield scene with Bernie and Scott.

9 - Stevie and Brad rehearse a more complicated blocking for their shot.

10 - Tara applies really great-looking blood for the vampire-bite shot.

11 - Director-slash-art department-slash-wardrobe fusses with Peredur's cloak.

12 - My DOP - or Director of Photography - Luke Hudgins, left, sets up the next shot, while Tara and I get Scott ready for his next scene.

13 - The beautiful bouquet of flowers which Tara presented to me on set as we wrapped the shoot.

In her words: "For coming out of the director's closet after sixteen years."

I would like to take this moment to thank everyone who worked so hard on the shoot. It was a joy to work alongside people who gave their very best.

An absolute joy.

Stay tuned for more updates - I just met up with the editor last night and we've already got an assembly edit of the trailer.

It's freakin' amazing.


Charlotte Mooney said...

Wow Julia, how exciting! Can't wait to see the trailer! Best of luck with it.

Deborah Hale said...

Okay, I think you need to premiere this trailer with some serious fanfare. It looks like it'll be an amazing mini-movie!

Shelley Munro said...

How cool, Julia. I can't wait to see the final product.

Unknown said...

Freakin' AWESOME Julia!!!! I can just feel the excitement and joy in your posts and your FB updates. I cannot wait for this, and of course, to read the final product!!

Lilly Cain said...

What a fascinating behind the scene glimpse of what you have been up to! I can't wait to see more!

Julianne MacLean said...

Sorry - reposting deleted comment now...

OMG! It looks amazing. All the actors look great and the costumes are wonderful! I can't wait to see it!

Shawna said...

FUN! FUN! FUN! Can't wait to watch it!

Kathy Cyr said...

You are an amazing person Julia ... I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see the trailer !

Cathy said...

Congrats Julia! I'm so happy for you!

Jennie Marsland said...

Congratulations, Julia! I absolutely cannot wait to see this!

Annette Gallant said...

I'm so excited for you, Julia, and I can't wait to see the trailer!!

Pamela Callow said...

Wow - you are making book trailers into an art form. What fun! Must have been amazing to see your book take life!! Can't wait to see it! :)


Holly M. Hynes said...

Hey Jules! - Good for you - looking forward to seeing it. Holly

Alice Audrey said...

Wow, this thing really is happening. Seems to fast, too.

Mia Celeste said...

Oh, wow. When do we get to see the trailer? I can't wait.

Xakara said...

This is just wonderful. I have no other words for it. Wonderful!

Happy TT,

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Unknown said...

Wow Julia, it all looks amazing. Congratulations.

Travis Cody said...

I hope we get to see it. I'm so excited for you!