September 11, 2012

Work Begins on SotS Trailer! Opinions and Votes Needed!

Yep, it's that time! After getting a crazy summer behind me, I'm finally buckling down to get production of the Son of the Shield book trailer underway! And just as I promised, I'm letting my loyal blog followers in on all the behind-the-scenes action.

Today I started work on the trailer opening. It starts out as a black screen with white text that fades onto it. That's where you all come in: I've come up with a few different teasers that I like, but I need your help choosing which one makes the cut and goes into the trailer. I've labeled them A, B, and C. Use the comments box to let me know which one(s) you like or dislike, and provide a bit of explanation for your choice as well. This will help me determine how best to achieve my aim, and what changes, if any, need to be made.
FYI - The teasers will not appear as a block of text. Each line will appear on-screen by itself.

The Fate of a Nation
The Faith of Its People
The Destiny of a Traitor

The pursuit of a dream...
The value of a promise...
The cost of loyalty...
... the call of destiny
How far would you go?

A man's search for home...
A woman's dream of peace...
A nation's fight for freedom...
A betrayal that could destroy all three.

Well, what do you think? I understand that without having read the book it's impossible to know which one fits the best, but which one of these would be most likely to catch your interest? Which one would make you want to go get the book and read it? Which one makes you want to know more?
The Comments box is open, y'all. Have at it!


  1. I LOVE A. and I really like C. B's okay, but not as to the point and punchy as the other two. Perhaps do A. as the entrace and midway through the trailor add C? I think that would be kind of cool. Anyway, A. really spoke to me, especially since I KNOW the story. The last sentence makes you so super curious and eager to know what's going on. :D Hope that helps!!!!

  2. C!
    I really like that one best. And I can't wait for the trailer! I want to know what exactly this book is about :D

  3. A. You absolutely must do A, because it sums up the book PERFECTLY. It's really short, but really punchy and caught my interest even though I already know what the story is about. :)

  4. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if you are wrong. B. definitely. A.just doesn't catch my attention well enough, and C. is too windy. My vote should count for double at least.
    Your brother, James.

  5. B. The C could be any genre, even romance.


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