Friday, July 6, 2012

The Offician Obsidian Trailer

Guys, I am so excited to share the official Obsidian trailer with you! It went live on USA Today's blog at 11:00am today. You can also view it there and leave comments. On July 13th, USA Today will also be debuting the Behind the Scenes footage that includes interviews and sneak peeks at the upcoming Onyx and Opal trailers.

The Onyx trailer will debut roughly around August 1st. Location announced later and the Opal trailer will be making its appearance around November 19th.

The Obsidian trailer, in all its hotness, is also included below for your viewing pleasure. 

But before I get started, I wanted to talk a little about how the #daemoninvasion tour went and everything that went into making it happen. I promise this will be short and sweet and then you can ogle Daemon and Katy in the trailer. 

What most people don't know was that I was actually pretty exhausted and sick on the tour. Heck, most people ON the tour didn't know.  I went straight from BEA in NYC to Atlanta, GA. If anyone has ever been to BEA, you know how crazy fun that is, but you need like a mini vacation afterward to recoup. I really didn't have that downtime. Neither did Liz Pelletier (Entangled). But from the moment we arrived in Atlanta, there was no break for sleep or to be sick. I had no idea how I was going to make it through hours and hours of photo shoots, filming, books signings, long arse car drives without going to sleep or vomiting on the back of someone's head, which most unfortunately would have been Pepe's head and that would be, like, sacrilegious. 

That's where Vania from VLC Photo Productions and those who assisted her came into play. First, let me talk about Jeffery and Jeremy West, Lauren, and Stacey. Without these uber talented folks (you may recognize two names there), the filming would not have been a success.  There's no way. They worked on lightning, special effects, organization of 
 costumes, scene changes, hours of trying to make Pepe glow and flicker (AND WE DID IT!) and set changes. We had a very short period of time to film 3 book trailers. And even though the scenes don't look very long when they're edited, they take about ten tries and some times more to get them right.

I pretty much stood around and did nothing. Well, I did reenact the table scene for Onyx with Vania so Pepe and Sztella knew what we were talking about.  Thank God that didn't get caught on camera. 

There were times when I didn't even know which scene was from which book. Sad but true. Thank God Stacey was there, because she knew the books better than I did. 

That's the kind of support you get when you partner up with VLC Photo Productions. So a huge, I can never stress how thankful I am, thank you to Jeremy and Jeffery West, Lauren and Stacey. 

Back to the whole arriving in Atlanta on the 7th. I had all this swag to put together for the signing the next day at Foxtale, but didn't have bags, candies, or really anything other than swag. That's where Vania came into play. Even though we had a photo shoot scheduled at buttcrack dawn, Vania went to the Wal-Mart with me at midnight and we got everything we needed. And then we stayed up until about 3am, pretty everything together while indulging in a bit of Hungarian liquor and battling flying cockroaches.  Not only is Vania talented when it comes to filming trailers, she was also a true asset at the book signings. Setting livestream (along with the West boys), helping Liz and me with getting everything organized, getting pictures of the signings (which is something every author needs at a big event), handing out books, keeping the social media aspect of it running while on tour, and doing everything to keep the whole thing stress free for me. Considering how I was feeling, I can't tell you how much that meant. And the fact that everywhere we went there were flying cockroaches.

Before the actual tour, Vania helped set up and run the #daemoninvasion street team. Created tasks and along with Stacey, helped monitor the group. She also worked the marketing side of the tour along with Entangled and ran several sites (and still is) for the tour and trailers. 

So what does all of this have to do with anything? It's all about giving praise where praise is due.  

And authors who read my blog: if you're looking for someone to market your book, to do a trailer, or to do both, VLC Photo Productions is who you want to contact.  Not only will you see actual sales impact, you will get a kick ass marketing plan and trailer if that's what you're looking for. 

So, yeah, there you have it. Wasn't so short, but there is a lot that goes into making something like this happen: money, blood, sweat, hot models, and tears. 

And last but not least, a huge thank you to Pepe and Sztella for taking part in the trailers and signings. It's so cool to see them on the cover and in the trailers. Not to mention, they are two of the coolest people in the world. 

Without further adieu, here is the Official Obsidian Trailer. 



35 comments:

  1. Oooh! I just got chills and totally giggled! Gah!!!

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  2. Yay <333 huge thank you to all of you for making the books we love come Alive <333 and I hope you finally have time to rest JLA :)

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  3. Thanks to everyone for making this possible!
    Congrats for your amazing work.
    Cheers!

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  4. I totally could not tell you were sick when I met you in Atlanta. You pulled it off great. The trailer is awesome!

    http://readingcave.blogspot.com/

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  5. Ahhh!! This was so great! I'm glad the filming and signings went well! Hope you're feeling better now :)

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  6. *Deep Breaths* That was great! Loved it, can't wait for the next book.

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  7. i´m sorry my english is not perfect, then only speaks in spanish.
    Acabo de morir e ir al cielo!!
    ¡Ahhh¡¡Me encanto!. Fueron los 54 segundos mas calientes que alguna vez haya visto (~o~)!
    i love your books.
    i hope you feel better

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  8. WOW! That was HOT! I love that trailer! eeekkk!! I can't wait to read Onyx!!

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  9. IT'S TOO MUCH!!! I think there should be a viewing limit on this trailer!! But do know, we love you and everyone involved with giving us just what we wanted!! You are an example of how an author should act! Love you Jen!

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  10. ARG! I have HORRIBLE internet service today & it keeps playing 10 seconds at a time then pausing to load for like 5 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *ripping hair out!*

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  11. Can we say wow I loved it . That was so hot

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  12. Sooo awesome! You guys did an awesome job on that!

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  13. Awesome trailer! Glad you're feeling better.

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  14. *Faints* That was sooooooo good! Can't wait for the Onyx trailer! Though Sztella/Katy would look good in anything, I was kinda hoping to see the Keebler elves ;)

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  15. Incredible book trailer! Thank you so much guys for your hard work! You guys nailed it!

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  16. Wow I loved the trailer! Can't wait to get my hands on Onyx.

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  18. Oh my goodness!!! *fans self* he is so hott. Now I'm going to got reread Obsidian and desperately wait to read Onyx!

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  19. Gahhhhhhh x eeeeeehh x

    *Speechlessss*

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  20. Dear Jen;

    This trailer is just amazing! you and your team and of course Vania did a really great job! Now i can't wait to see the next trailer! it's very professionnal!

    take care of you

    Noémie

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  21. it was hotness overload!like it! <3Daemon Black :D

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  22. So sorry you were sick and that there were flying cockroaches, but the trailer is fabulous and it sounds like the whole team was pretty awesome!! *goes to watch trailer for the 100th time*

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  23. There were swarms of flying cockroaches? Why? Why would nature do this? Give me a giant spider any day.

    I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick. I hope you're feeling better? We have to keep you in tip top condition to keep you writing those books... I want one every month for the next two years, ya hear? ;-)

    In all seriousness, I really hope you're feeling better. Health is so, SO important. Congratulations on a great trailer!

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  24. Trailer was way less than what I expected =/ I thought it would have been really great and HQ Pepe is the only thing that really made it. Anywhoo can't wait for Onyx love your books

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  25. This trailer was absolutely more then I could've ever hoped for!!! I can't wait for Onyx and seeing this trailer has not only made me want to reread Obsidian for the 20th time but has made the wait for Onyx even more unbearable!! I hope Onyx comes out on Nook or I may break down in tears!
    This series is to die for!

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  26. Trailer is awesome. Just makes me crazy to read Onyx!

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  27. HAWT DAME!! That looks AMAZING! Great job Jennifer, Pepe and Sztella!:)

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