Feature Fun Friday - Shiver Book Trailer and MORE

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Only Superstition by Coldplay.

I know you have probably already seen this around the blogosphere (trust me, I know). But it really is just far too good not to feature on Feature Fun Friday. For the very few who don't know, Maggie Stiefvater did ALL the work for this trailer herself. Yes, all. Including the music, which made my jaw drop.

I am restless when it comes to the world. I am always wanting to try something new, to always be learning something. That is one of the reasons why I love being a writer so much. Every day is new. I need that. (Wow, I'm bearing my soul here when I really didn't expect to).

So Maggie Stiefvater is kind of an awe-inspiring force. Because yes, I have also been trying to write my own music for my novels (you won't be able to see them until after my publishing contract, of course. They wouldn't make sense).

So let's do the math... There are usually 24 fps (frames per second) in fluid film (HD has 30). But she doesn't use every frame (hence the slight "jerk" of the movements), so let's even take it down to 15 fps. The actual stop motion of the trailer runs for :51 seconds. *doodling in my head...* That is 765 individual photos that she had to take and string together. Wow. It makes me appreciate the video all over again. You go Ms. Stiefvater. You rock. Go ahead, give it another watch.

And here is what happens when a publisher pitches in to make one of their own. It looks very pretty as well, but I think there is more magic in the simplicity of Ms. Steifvater's stop motion trailer.

But I bet you haven't seen this. How about a PLAY-DOH version? Yeah, cool, right?

Okay, this woman is just too cool. Look at this animated story-board for her October 1, 2009 release of Ballad. And yes, she composed the music for this too. I'll be buying this one immediately too, I think. Have a fantastic weekend everyone. Go make an adventure of your own.


Jazz said...
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Jazz said...

I am almost done with Shiver and I like it very much. Maggie can turn out some beautiful phrases.

Heather Zundel said...

I'm very excited to read this book. Something just gets me about adding the temperature to the beginning of each chapter.

Kate said...

I loved all the trailers!