Thursday, July 15, 2010

Book Trailer for CassaStar!!!!!!!!!

Oh my God it rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

Dim the lights, turn up the volume (because the music and sound effects are so awesome) and enjoy!




So freakin' awesome!

What does everyone think?

92 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

It *does* rock, Alex! It's an amazing trailer! Great music, love the visuals--it looks like a movie!

Jamie Gibbs said...

That is super awesome! Congratulations, Alex, that's a hell of a trailer :D

True Life and Fiction said...

You are right, That was so freakin awesome! Can't wait to get the book. And now, with the trailer, I want to read it even more.

Excellent trailer!

Natasha said...

Everytime I try to view it, I get an error message :-(

Anne Gallagher said...

Wow, that was fantastic! Congratulations!

Mr. Stupid said...

This is awesome. The music and the visual effects were great. Congrats!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I am so jealous! That trailer is incredible!

Matthew MacNish said...

I can't get proper audio here at work with only one ear bud, and I'm not supposed to be able to watch videos (but I've got a way around that) but still ... freaking awesome! I can't wait to read your book Alex.

RosieC said...

What great animation! That's amazing. Congratulations! :) So exciting!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, everyone! Elizabeth, it does look like a movie - wouldn't that be awesome! Rayna, can you go directly to YouTube and watch it there?

Natasha said...

I did just that, and it is absolutely awesome. Looks more like a movie trailer than a book trailer, and the music is fab.

You have a winner on your hands for sure, Alex.

Mason Canyon said...

Oh, it most definitely rocks. Amazing video that holds your attention and makes you want to know more. Great music with it too. Wonderful job.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Helen Ginger said...

It is, Alex. It is awesome. I watched it twice. Whoever did it for you did a good job.

Straight From Hel

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rayna, I'm glad you got it to work!
And I was in such awe of the animation, I missed most of the text the first time through.

Unknown said...

nice work.....wow!!!!! impressive

Hannah said...

duuuuuuude!! Awesomesauceage!! Are you dancing in your pants?! I am! I'm excited for you! YAY!!

Sarah Ahiers said...

awww boo it doesn't work on this PC. I'll have to check it out later on my laptop

Karen Lange said...

Awesome! Congratulations!

Summer Frey said...

Wow!! That's so amazing!! You should be extraordinarily proud of yourself. I can't wait for October 10th!

Summer Frey said...

Sprry, I meant 19th. Finger slippage!

B. Miller said...

Yes yes yes yes!! SO awesome! I can't wait for the book to come out... I'm really excited for you, Alex!! :D

DEZMOND said...

It's rockin' hooooot :))))
I love the atmospheric music in the trailer, although when the doors of the hangar started to slide open I was expecting for you to jump in wearing a space suit :)))

I've put it immediately over at HOLLYWOOD SPY's official YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/DAGONIGHT#user/A4965B2AB0513CF1

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm excited - and it's YOUR book! Very nice, indeed.

Eric said...

I completely agree. It is really awesome. The music reminds me of Joe Satriani's riffs. And the story sounds really interesting. Can't wait!

Southpaw said...

OMG! That is literally the best book trailer I have ever seen. I watched it twice!

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow! That completely rocks!!! So very, very cool. I love the music and the graphics pull you in - and work with the music! Congrats :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Palin, it's not pretty, but I'm dancing!

Thanks, Dezz - I appreciate that!

Eric, I'm very happy with their music choice.

Holly, really? That's great!

Thanks for watching it, everyone!

Charles Gramlich said...

Excellent. Great moody music and cool visuals. This is good stuff.

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

Wow! What a well done trailer! Very cool. This is the first I've heard of this one. The trailer makes it seem amazing.

Bryce L. said...

Great stuff and one of the best book trailers I've seen. I'm that much more excited to read it too. Good work!

Arlee Bird said...

Utterly cool! I haven't seen many book trailers before but this is the best I've seen so far. I'm looking forward to the book release. I predict success on the horizon. Today book trailer, tomorrow movie trailer, in the future wealthy Alex J Cavanaugh hobnobbing with the rich and famous with a string of best sellers under his belt. Way to go, Alex!

Lee
Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carolina, it's mine - surprise!

Bryce, I'm sure you've seen many! Appreciate it, man.

Lee, that would be awesome and I promise not to forget my humble beginnings!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow! That was truly cool, Alex. My father-in-law is going to LOVE your book. I think I just found his Christmas gift. :-)

RHYTHM AND RHYME said...

Brilliant, excellent, awesome and all the words I have forgotten.

Congratulations.

Yvonne.

Okie said...

Very impressive. Kudos to you and your publisher. Way to build the excitement. :) Congrats.

Talli Roland said...

AMAZING Alex! Looks so professional - you must be thrilled! Congrats!

Unknown said...

Okay, that made me think of Battlestar Galactica. Now I have to read your book. :P (I totally wanted to anyway.)

Awesome trailer. Congrats!!!

BStearns said...

WOW! That is so fantastic Alex! I'm so excited for your book, and this just amplified it. Do I sense a video game coming from it? Ehhhhhh?? Keep up all the awesome work Alex, you're a true inspiration!

-Bryan
www.sff-hub.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Shannon, thanks, I appreciate that!

Talli, I AM thrilled!

Thanks, Amanda. And yeah, Battlestar Galactica was an influence.

Unknown said...

Alex - Very, very, very COOL!!!! The music is perfect. The graphics are awesome. LOVED IT!!!

Anonymous said...

Well I know I've been totally useless at blogging and commenting over the last couple of weeks but I'm so glad I had a bit of extra time today to come visiting.... it looks great! I love the bursting out of the airlock sequence...

Liza said...

Fantastic!

The Yard Bard said...

That was COOL! Couldn't crank it, 'cause Junior's napping. I'll play it again whe he's awake. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, RaShelle! Yes, they did a great job selecting the music.

Hampshire, I'm glad you stopped by, too.

ediFanoB said...

The trailer is resplendently!!
I will post about CassaStar - including the great trailer - in my upcoming weekend post over at Edi's Book Lighthouse.

WELL DONE!!

Hart Johnson said...

Very cool, Alex! Congrats! (Ima share it, kay?)

Beth Zimmerman said...

Way cool! I'm very impressed and excited for you!

Unknown said...

Hope it's ok I shared it. =D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michael, thanks!! I appreciate that.

RaShelle, I'm honored you did - so many have reposted it today, which is mind-blowing!

Cheeseboy said...

Nicely done. You are on to big things here.

WritingNut said...

It is AWESOME! Congratulations!!!! And I love the music!

sfdada said...

Oh I almost missed the party! But hey, the video plays great on the iPad! Kudos!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bryan, let's hear it for the awesome iPad!!!

Chuck said...

Okay so I posted my comment about this post on the previous post...so go read it there :)

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Woohoo, outstanding! It looks like a movie trailer and the music really builds the suspense. Congratulations, I'm doing a happy dance for you!!!

~that rebel

N. R. Williams said...

Way cool, Alex. Congratulations!

Nancy
http://nrwilliams.blogspot.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Olivia, it does look like a movie trailer!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

The trailer is freaking awesome! Loved the graphics, the music, and everything about it. Congratulations, Alex! :)

Will Burke said...

That looks awsome! Can't wait for the book to come out!

Bossy Betty said...

Absolutely wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!

Cruella Collett said...

Congratulations! I love the concept of books trailers - hopefully someday I'll have one too... Yours looks absolutely awesome!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks everyone! I was so excited to finally see it.

DL Hammons said...

I actually saw this first over at HOLLYWOOD SPY. Awesome job! Very well done, and effective.

Glynis Peters said...

Amazing video! Congratulations on a A* piece of promotion.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks DL and Glynis! I was so stoked when I saw it Wednesday. Thought it might suck!

DEZMOND said...

@DL Hammons
ah, those spies always get everything first :))) What can I say, I have secret connections in Cassastarian government.

Alex, are you following comments over at YouTube as well and how many times the trailer has been watched so far?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Dezz! Just checked it out - hope that number doubles daily.

Doralynn said...

Congratulations Alex, that is awesome! Where did you get that done? Whoever did it, did a truly professional job.

Well, I'll pick that up for my son in October. It's exactly the kind of book he loves most. (I enjoy scifi too, but sometimes I think nobody loves the genre more than my son.)

Raquel Byrnes said...

Beautiful colors, just like your book cover! Tweeted your trailer's address...congrats!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Raquel!

Lola Sharp said...

WOOHOOO!!! That IS an awesome trailer! The music worked with the graphics perfectly.
I'm SO excited for you!!!

I promise to pimp it for you soon.

Did your publisher do this?

Happy Weekend!
Love,
Lola

BStearns said...

I guess you're going to Inception soon Alex, so I just want to say, you will LOVE IT! I was blown away, and have just posted my review. Let me know what you think of it when you get back!

-Bryan
www.sff-hub.com

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely brilliant. Congratulations and thanks for sharing it.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Wow, I loved it! Thanks for sharing it with us! :-) ~ Coreen

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bryan, I think we agreed on our reviews!

Cassandra and Velvet, thanks so much.

Unknown said...

Looks great! :) Congratulations! :)

Kristie Cook said...

Awesome graphics! What a cool trailer.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Carol and Kristie!

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Fantastic trailer. Know the book will be great!

Monti
http://marymontaguesikes.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Awesome trailer, Alex! The music is reminiscent of the tv show "Firefly", but without the lyrics. That's a good thing. ;-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Monti!

And I love FIrefly, so that's a great compliment, Mary!

Ella said...

Very cool; I will have to show my son! I love the look, the sound...so well done~ Congrats!!!

David Constantine said...

Awesome trailer. Love the music --really captures the atmosphere. Nice one.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, David! I was so excited when I finally got to see it.

Jay Watson said...

Alex,
This is a grand and awe-inspiring book trailer. This is Space Adventure and outer-space epicness the way I'm "KNOWING" your book will put forward.
I'm happy for the 80 some comments. Now if we all buy a copy of the book and buy one to give to someone (Christmas presenst you know), and, etc. etc. hopefully Cadsastar will sell like hotcakes.
r/e

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rogue, I second that idea! Only three months away now.

Robin Spano said...

LOVE the graphics. Did you make that yourself or was there a high-budget Hollywood producer behind the scenes?

Powdered Toast Man said...

Sweet!

DiscConnected said...

Congrats, Alex!

I'm showing my age, I guess, because when you said "trailer" I thought "wow-amovie deal already?"

I did not know they did such things for books.

You must be antsy to see the final product by now!

Larry

Patricia Stoltey said...

That is excellent, Alex. The graphics are outstanding. If you'll remind me, (even though I'm making a note on my calendar), I think it would be cool to post the trailer on my blog on Oct. 13th, the day before your guest post.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robin, thank you! My publisher created it.

Disc, I didn't know they did book trailers either.

Patricia, that would be awesome!

Sarah Ahiers said...

FINALLY got a chance to watch this.
Now i'm SUPER DUPER excited!
October is coming up pretty quick...