Behind the Scenes II: Crucible of Gold Trailer

We are only a couple of weeks away from the US publication of Crucible of Gold, Book VII in the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik!

Naomi decided to do something fun and unique for this release—a book trailer! She hired a great graphic designer and video artist named Lim to create an early look at Crucible of Gold. So far everything is on track and we are being sent early looks at the trailer. Naomi thought it would be fun to post the Behind the Scenes aspect of creating the trailer.

Here are three frames taken from the trailer for your enjoyment:

Frame from trailer showing an inkburst of gold and lens flare with Crucible of Gold in antique font!

Successful aspects are being developed, less successful ideas dropped. The trailer concept is “it’s just ink on paper”, so we’re working on bringing that idea forward.

Quotes from the text are overlaid and worked into the design:

Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik will be published on March 6, 2012 in fine US bookstores!


About Shawn Speakman

When he isn't lying for a living, Shawn Speakman maintains the web presences for Terry Brooks and Naomi Novik, runs The Signed Page and Grim Oak Press, and writes for Unbound Worlds. Follow him on Facebook and @shawnspeakman.