Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We Interupt This Post for an Awesome Book Trailer!!!

Yes, I scrapped today's post when I got the email from my publisher Tuesday evening - the book trailer for  CassaFire is live!!

They are a small publisher with a limited budget, so that I have a trailer at all is just incredible. Now I have two!

And not only do you hear Byron speak, but you get to see him! And Athee. And some of the key scenes from the book. All in High Definition as well!

All right, I'll just shut up and let you watch...



And if you can’t see it on my blog, watch it on YouTube HERE

What do you guys think???

150 comments:

iZombie said...

Awesome... what a way to promote it!
no small potatoes here...

Jeremy [iZombie]
iZombie Lover

mooderino said...

Very impressive stuff. Cool music too.

mood

Javid Suleymanli said...

GREAT! So professional. I like the part he says "All I wanted was my privacy". And the ending is just awesome!

Javid

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, guys! It's so different from the first one. I'm excited.

Matthew MacNish said...

Holy crap, Alex! This one is even sharper than the first. His face is SO detailed!

Will Burke said...

Omigawd, that is so cool! Must make you all warm & fuzzy that your publisher believes in you that much.

Samantha Vérant said...

How freaking cool is that? I'll tell you. FREAKING COOL! Love it! You should be excited!

Miranda Hardy said...

Wow! Looks great. Very nice. I enjoyed it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will, it is a good feeling!

Thanks guys!

GigglesandGuns said...

WOW! Alex, this is great. Certainly doesn't say "small publishing house".

Suzie F. said...

Awesome, Alex! You must be pumped!

The Golden Eagle said...

That is an amazing trailer!

Jules said...

Dang and to think I knew you when. What a follow up!!! When can we expect the video game? :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Leovi said...

Wow! wonderful Alex. I imagine you'll be very happy. I've seen full screen and it looks fantastic, very good!

Laura Eno said...

Very awesome! Congrats on getting it.

Rusty Webb said...

Bad. Ass.

If it were me, I'd have it running on a loop on my TV for the next 6 months.

Journaling Woman said...

It's very awesome. Love it!!!

Teresa

Melissa Bradley said...

Epic! Congratulations on this trailer. It's edgy and gorgeous and makes me want to dive into Cassafire right freakin' now. :)

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

Congratulations! That is really cool. Byron looks like I would expect. Looking forward to reading it when it is released.

M.J. Fifield said...

Congratulations, Alex. It looks great. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Clarissa Draper said...

WOw, that is so cool. Can I just say, I'm looking forward to there being a woman as a MC. I can see the tension coming!

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

phenomenal.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great trailer, Alex! They did a fantastic job with it. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mary, no it doesn't.

Jules, that would be cool!

Rusty, I confess I've watched more than once...
Thanks, everyone!

Anne Gallagher said...

WOW! Can I just say WOW! That was way cool. Not what I expected, but the artists seemed to capture the spirit of the book really well. Great job!

L.G.Smith said...

Congrats on the trailer. They did a great job.

Tara Tyler said...

holy crap! (pardonne moi =)
your book is a movie already!
congrats!

Angela Felsted said...

I think it's an awesome trailer. Lots of tension.

Cindy said...

I love it! It's like a short trip to a different world and a bit of a teaser.

Charles Gramlich said...

Very cool! Thumbs up!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Amazing! Just enough information to intrigue and entice. I thought the background music set the perfect tone and added tension to the dialogue. Nice!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Anne, I think it does as well.

Thanks guys!

S. L. Hennessy said...

WOW, that's AMAZING! I would scrap my original blog if I'd been emailed this too. The trailer makes the book sound incredibly exciting. If I were you, I'd probably have watched it a hundred times by now. Congrats!!!!

Mel Corbett said...

OMG! Totally bada.. it's awesome! very very cool. Congratulations.

Isis Rushdan said...

I know it has already been said, but WOW! Loved the trailer. They did a great job on a small budget.

Liz Fichera said...

Very Awe.Some! I loved the tension build, humor, graphics. Very cool, Alex.

BodieP said...

VERY nice! Particularly for, as you say, a small publisher. In these days of dwindling marketing budgets getting marketing tools at all is something of a challenge, and here you got two very nice ones.

Sarah Pearson said...

Jules said it before me but that was what I was thinking. Holy hell, this would make a fantastic game.

I love this trailer :-)

M Pax said...

Fantastic! Really awesome, Alex. I liked hearing Byron and the flaming letters are really cool.

Southpaw said...

Fantastic. I love that last transition into your book cover too!

Brinda said...

Very nice! Congrats on having a book trailer that has such a gaming feel. ;)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Awesome Alex, you must be so proud and excited.

Yvonne.

Christa said...

Wow, dude, that's awesome. I've never seen a book trailer like that. It's like a video game. So cool.

Pauline said...

Congratualtions. A cool trailer.

Old Kitty said...

Must. Have. Cold. Shower.

:-) Take care
x

Donna Shields said...

Holy canoli Alex, that was awesome. Love it.

Stephen Tremp said...

Great video. Good to give Byron a face and a voice. Something tells me he won't be getting his privacy for a while.

Cherie Reich said...

It's such an awesome trailer! It kinda reminds me of a very cool video game. :)

Suze said...

Alex, all I can say is that I am really, really glad I have 'met' you.

L.C. Frost said...

Congrats, dude! I was digging the sharp visual on the spaceships and the music. How exciting!!

Jamie Burch said...

This is SO cool, Alex! Glad you were able to post it today! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

SL, I will by tonight!

Sarah and Brinda, wish it was a game.

Kitty, you approve of Byron then?

Size, I'm glad I met you!

Thaks everyone!

Nancy Thompson said...

How cool is that?! I'm very impressed, small pub or otherwise. They obviously have a lot of faith in your story. That says a great deal. Congratulations, Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Suze not size!

Walter Knight said...

Good job. Congratulations on sales, too.

Tony Storm said...

woah, book have trailers? thats disturbingly awesome

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Great trailer, Alex. I wish you lots of luck with your book!

Mark Noce said...

Rad! Nice! Wow...did I mention Rad? :)

Nebular said...

I loved it! The graphics are so polished and the colors are amazing. Congrats, Alex! A fantastic trailer for a fantastic sequel. I wish you a great success with it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, guys!

Arlee Bird said...

Excellent!!! This makes me really want to read the book now. When's the movie coming out?


Lee
Tossing It Out

Karen Lange said...

Awesome, Alex! Congrats! :)

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I'm at a loss for words, Alex. To me this is the highest compliment I could give your trailer. You know, given that I'm a writer who should not be at a loss for words. This trailer really makes me hope that someday there will be a CassaStar and CassaFire: The Movies.

Lydia Kang said...

Fun, fun! I really like it!

Helen Ginger said...

Terrific trailer. The one for the first book was good, but I like this one even more. Congrats to you and your publisher.

D.G. Hudson said...

Great trailer. Definitely would like to see more. Hubby was looking over my shoulder too.

Congrats.

Dafeenah said...

Very super cool!! Congrats! I'm not a big sci fi person but that actually intrigued me.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, makes me wish it was a movie!

Jeffrey, thanks! More than anything, I'd love to see them as movies.

Thanks, guys!

Carrie Butler said...

How cool, Alex! I'm so happy for you. :)

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Very exciting!

Laura said...

WOW! heheh that was fab - you must be chuffed!
Congratulations Alex and I can't wait for the book.
Laura x

Johanna Garth said...

Now that's what I call a book trailer! Super cool!!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

DAMN my work computer!! I'll try to catch this before i fly out to chicago, because i reeeealy want to see it!

Bob Sanchez said...

Awesome, Cap't Ninja!

Madeleine said...

Howard Wollowitz would be drooling at the sight of that busty brunette! The film kept breaking up for me but from what I saw and heard it intrigues me. :O)

julie fedderson said...

Love it!! I'm a sucker for a broody pilot.

Lynda R Young said...

It's brilliant!! Congrats! :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love it, Alex. Let us know when you want us to do the book trailer blitz.

Nezzy said...

Oh my goodness glory Man, that's one pronominal trailer. Here's sendin' ya a big old....

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

God bless ya and have a magnificent day!!! :o)

Monti said...

Wow! Loving it, Alex!!! Congratulation on a great trailer...

Monti

NotesAlongTheWay

Carol Kilgore said...

LOVE it! Too cool :)

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations Alex and Dancing Lemur Press!
Absolutely awesome trailer! And today I received my CassaFirE review copy!

That must be celebrated. In order to do that I posted about the review copy and the great trailer.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it!!! Everything about it is fabulous!!! :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Astronomically AWESOME, Alex. You, your publisher and Byron are my heroes. This is fantastic.
xoRobyn

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry, Madeleine - I guess it's a BIG file.

Julie, he's broody all right.

Patricia, the Catch Fire day is perfect for that!

Nezzy, thanks for visiting and watching my trailer!

Edi, I just saw your post - I am so blown away. Glad you finally got your review copy.

Aw Robyn, thanks!

Julie Musil said...

OMG OMG OMG!!! Alex, that is SOOO cool! It must be so wild to see your creation take shape on the screen. Bravo!

Milo James Fowler said...

Very cool! You've got to be stoked, dude.

Karen Peterson said...

That IS awesome! Congrats!

WritingNut said...

Ooh, congrats Alex! This is an AWESOME trailer! :)

Ciara said...

That is fantastic!! I'm going to tweet it now. February is just TOO far off. :(

catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com said...

That is awesome! I love the line "All I wanted was some privacy"

LTM said...

I'm thinking #1-Congrats! And #2-Yikes. I am SO behind. I haven't had a chance to read CassaStar yet... :p

but I like to start serieses once they're all done. Then I don't have to wait... Yeah! :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ciara, thanks for Tweeting!

LTM, there may only be two, so I think it's safe to start now.

Thanks, guys!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

How cool is that??? Congrats, Alex.

Tonja said...

That's awesome!

Vicki Rocho said...

Fabulous! Loved the voice of Byron.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks!!

getyourselfconnected said...

Oh wow! Mega congrats man!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Wow!! Very cool. Love it.

Ella said...

ooooh, I love it! They did a great job~ Congrats! Cheers....where is the confetti?!

Copyboy said...

The voice over visuals and music beat sync seamlessly. I love it!!!

Angela Brown said...

Okay Alex, you tell us the publisher is a small press, giving me the impression that the trailer would be, ya know, at least redeemable.

Then I go and push the play button and get seamless voiceover, excellent and bright colors, awesome detail and the feeling that a whole lot of stuff is about to happen. I fracking smiled the whole minute and nine seconds cause it was such a wonderful job.

Yeah, if your publishers can do THAT kind of awesome trailer, then where do I go to get with them?

~Sia McKye~ said...

I've been gone all day Alex and dealing with nasty bureaucratic minions--alas not mine, dammit. Frazzled and stressful day.

Then I watched your trailer.

Big grin over here. It's well done, Alex. I love it.

You'd better be doing a happy dance after seeing how this turned out!

Big Hugs and congratulations, sir.

Ps. Be honest. Just how many times have you watched this since you got it?

Me? 4 times. :-)

Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

L'Aussie said...

Wowsers Ninja, awesome! Loved it. What a lucky man you are to have a publisher that can come up with such a mind-blowing trailer.

Denise

msmariah said...

Alex- this looks awesome. I'm excited for you!

Michael Offutt said...

Your trailer is magnifique! I love the CGI. A very talented team you got behind your novel sir and I salute you. Every nerd fiber in my body wants to read this book.

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Nice! Considering you said they had a small budget, they've done damn good :) Love it! I like that they've included scenes from the book in the trailer too.

Donna Hole said...

Nicely done :) They may be a small publisher, but they rock the trailers. Every bit as good as CaassaStar.

Congrats Alex.

........dhole

Empty Nest Insider said...

Just when I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next, it ended quickly leaving me wanting more! The characters really came to life! I am so excited for you and can't wait to join in on the fun on Feb 28!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Angela, that's nice to hear! I just didn't want anyone expecting "Rango" quality.

Sia, I think a hundred now...?

Michael, then it's effective!

Thanks, everyone - wow!

tfwalsh said...

Very cool trailer... you must be very proud:)

Pat Hatt said...

Awesome trailer!

Amy said...

Awesome trailer Alex, congrats! I have an award for you, come by my blog to check it out! :)

p.m.terrell said...

I see you've heard this over 100 times already but I'll add one more, Alex - your video is totally awesome. You have a great team there who put this together. The voice is a great touch. Love it! Looking forward to your new book!

Sue R (Lauracea) said...

excellent stuff, Alex! Your publisher sounds great giving you a book trailer. Lucky you!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, everyone! Yes, they did a great job with the trailer.

Bish Denham said...

Very cool, Alex! I like the view of the planet from space.

Sarah McCabe said...

Neat stuff. Certainly makes me intrigued about the book. But I'll have to read the first one first. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

That's Awesome!!!!
I am sharing that on my facebook page, and definitely going to add it to my Pay It Forward post!
You Rock, Alex!
BTW - thanks for the comment on my last blog post. It seems like I'm so close to the finish, and yet I'm not there yet. It helps to have insight from someone who has been there and done that.

lbdiamond said...

Super cool!!!!! :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tyrean, thank you! I really appreciate that. And glad I could say something intelligent to help you.

Thanks everybody!

David Powers King said...

That was totally awesome! Need I say more? :)

Pat Tillett said...

LOVE IT and can't wait to read it...

The Happy Whisk said...

Good job. Looks great. Best of luck.

Laila Knight said...

That is way awesome!!! I just want to reach out and touch them. Congrats Alex! Hmm, I think you did't post on Monday either. See you tomorrow. :)

Susan Oloier said...

That is sooooo cool! I am thrilled for you, Alex!

C D Meetens said...

Wow! That's amazing. Such a great trailer!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, David! I was stoked to see it.

Laila, I had a lazy day on Monday!

Thanks, everyone!

Jessica Salyer said...

Congrats Alex! That was too awesome. I can't imagine how it must feel to see your work come to life like that. You must be so proud. Congrats again.

LynNerd said...

Your book trailer is totally amazing! I LOVE it! Woo hoo!

RaShelle Workman said...

Holy freakin wicked cool, Alex! That is AWESOME! I loved it. And, and, there's a girl. YAY!!! Will there be kissing? LOL

Amity said...

Awesome book trailer Alex...Wow..wow...wow...:)

I wish I could get a copy soon...will it be available in Philippine bookstores soon?

Marta Szemik said...

That's so cool! I mean it! Awesome!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jessica, it was cool to see the characters like that!

RaShelle, I don't kiss and tell.

Amity, I don't know.

Thanks, guys!

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Really cool! Congratulations :-)

Jennie Bailey said...

Wow, that is amazing! I'm always in awe of the book trailers, but yours blew me away. I can't wait!!!

Donna K. Weaver said...

How fun, Alex! Animated even. Kewl.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

How cool is that!? I <3 your booktrailers! I'm a amazed your publisher would even make one for you, lucky duck. ;)

Yes, I can see that you do have a female MC in there. No doubt. Lol. ;)

Congratulations, Alex!

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Chuck said...

Sorry I'm late to this party Alex...that trailer is awesome! I had to watch it 3 times...the hi-def is too cool. I'm telling ya, get the movie deal in the works, it would be spectacular. Countin' the days to CassaFire!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jennie, thanks!

Elizabeth, she is hard to miss!

Thnaks, Chuck! I'd be thrilled with a movie version, no doubt.

Donea Lee said...

Ah, so COOL!! Congrats!!

DL Hammons said...

*Two thumbs up*!! :)

Nicki Elson said...

Not just a trailer - a super awesome high quality video and voice trailer! Very cool. That Athee can really fill out a space uniform, eh?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nicki, I have no problem with that!

Thanks, guys!

Randy Johnson said...

Hot trailer, man! Looking forward to it.

Jeremy Bates said...

amazing! did they create all the graphix from scratch?? crazy

Talli Roland said...

FANTASTIC, Alex! Congrats on another great trailer.

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

Congrats Alex! That is so exciting. I just joined your blog. I'm also a writer, and need to get busy (blush). I'm sure I'll find some inspiration here. Woohoo!!!! Good for you!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeremy, I think they did.

Karen, glad to have you!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. that's fantastic .. so brilliantly done and I loved the end where it morphed into your book cover - very clever ... Wonderful news - no wonder you posted this .. brilliant .. cheers Hilary