I’m not going to lie. I hate keeping secrets. So, it’s been quite tough to not tell you anything about the brilliant new Blue Remembered Earth book trailer until just now. Very few people have been in the know about the process, concept or design of the trailer because we wanted it to be a surprise. (Also, because I always get a little sick with anxiety—what if this isn’t as awesome as I think it is? It’s awesome, trust me).
Months ago we decided that we wanted to produce a book trailer for the Blue Remembered Earth. Not every book gets a book trailer and for the books that do get trailers we try to find the best way of distilling an intense reading experience into about a minute or less. Sometimes the trailers are animated, sometimes they are CGI (yup, I said CGI—we’re pretty flash on occasion), live action or text based. Whatever feels right for the book. For Blue Remembered Earth we commissioned our most ambitious trailer to date.
Tomorrow, I’ll finally be able to show you the trailer. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Until then, I’ve got some early concept designs to share with you and stills from the final trailer.
When we first began discussing the script and concept we were shown rough animation which would then blend into the stills below.
Here is a first look at the computer animated Geoffrey:
Later on an actor was brought in before a green screen and the process of integrating CGI and live action began.
I’m afraid I can’t share anymore of the film or stills with you until tomorrow.
But, I can promise, it will be worth the wait.