Monday, November 23, 2009

Stop what you're doing and watch this right now

It runs about two minutes and is safe for work.


Thanks to Emily Mandel for the linkage

40 comments:

Indigo said...

Wow! Totally amazing. And yeah I know thats a cliche response but I was blown away. Best book trailer EVER! Indigo

Furious D said...

That's the sort of provocative, eye-catching advertising that North American publishers seem to be missing.

The only time I see a book advertised on television is the occasional announcement that James Patterson & Co. plopped out another tome. With none of the visual drama and excitement the New Zealanders delivered.

DebraLSchubert said...

Freaking AWESOME!!!

AM said...

“Where books come to life.”

Terrific! Way to go New Zealand Book Council.

Thanks for sharing.

Tamaryn Tobian said...

Janet,

I did as you told me... and I'm glad I did. I feel just like that every time I open up a new [or old] book!

Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Kirk Clifton said...

Have mercy! This is amazing. Thanks.

Lydia Sharp said...

Wow, that was fun. Excuse me while I get greedy and go back for more.

Joe Iriarte said...

That's really cool! Somebody should make something like it in English. ;)

Jean Reidy said...

I want to see "The Making of the GOING WEST book trailer" when it's up. Now that was two minutes well-spent.

Jane Steen said...

Yow! That's a beautiful piece of design work. I particularly liked the last 3 seconds.

Annette Lyon said...

Wow. How'd they DO that? It felt almost like a theme park ride.

(Wish I didn't have to listen so hard because I'm not too familiar with the NZ accent.)

Ellen said...

Was I supposed to understand what he was saying? I didn't.

Visually stunning, but he read too fast and the music was too loud.

RobinR said...

I love this. I have to get some books down from the shelf, show it to them and see if they can do it too.

Cat Moleski said...

Beautiful. So sorry for those who couldn't understand the words. The combination of words, sounds, animation was thrilling.

Pamala Knight said...

That was awesome! Thank you for sharing what should be an award-winning book trailer/promo.

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho said...

I sort of like it a lot, but the book mutilation makes physically impossible for me to enjoy it.

laughingwolf said...

great bit of animation... hope they butchered a crappy book! ;) lol

Mary said...

Wow!- very awesome.

Mystery Robin said...

Wow, that's fabulous! Thanks for sharing it.

Ray said...

Another wee gem. Thanks for this Janet

Ray

Anne-Marie said...

Wow, so cool. My brother used to make Christmas cards that had similar pop ups and he said took forever just for one cut-out.

Thanks for sharing.

xx
AM

Diana said...

That was incredible! Thanks for posting it!

Ebony McKenna. said...

Awesome!

BuffySquirrel said...

Beautiful animation. *love*

Deb Vlock said...

So beautiful...I wonder how on earth they did that?? Thanks for sharing this, Janet!

Lisa Dez said...

Holy shit! Those Kiwi's are, like, crazy good! I want them to do my book trailer!

Jemi Fraser said...

That was so COOL!!!!

The Imperfect said...

Very cool! Thank you for sharing that. The amount of time and effort that must have gone into that staggers me. Just imagining the their excitement as it came together has me excited in turn.

Donna Hole said...

If that was a real book - going west - I'd buy it. I'm intrigued. I've seen a few "book trailers" on U-tube and thought they were awesome.

Thanks for sharing this. It was great.

..........dhole

Caroline said...

It's even better quality on the website- http://andersenm.com/
This is so cool!

Donna Hole said...

Janet:

I really enjoy your blog and the helful insights you disclose. Not sure if you can accept, but I gave you the Humane Award over at my blog.

..........dhole

_*Rachel*_ said...

Oh, wow.

Kara said...

As a New Zealander I'm really proud :)

Chris Eldin said...

Utterly creative and stunning! It stops you in your tracks. Not easy to come up with things that will do that. Thanks for the link!!

Jude Hardin said...

Let's see an e-book reader do that. Stunning.

kd easley said...

That was just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqui said...

Wow. Whoever came up with that is brilliant. I didn't have time to read all the comments, but I don't think you're supposed to be able to understand what he is saying. I love the format. Brilliant, plain and simple.

Dani said...

Amazing idea. The 'animation' had me hooked.
Would've been even better if I had gained the slightest idea of what the book was about.

Yaya' s Changing World said...

That was incredible! Although I had difficulty understanding what was being said, I was thrilled and wanted to read the book. Thank you so much for posting it. ~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

Astrology said...

Well done. Bravo! I've never seen it animated before, but here are some stills you might like to see.