I have thoughts on book trailers. I’ll probably post them soon. Mostly, they revolve around how hard they are. So, when it came time to create the trailers for STRAW HOUSE, WOOD HOUSE, BRICK HOUSE, BLOW, I was insanely lucky to get the pros at Plywood Pictures to do what they do best.


With unbelievable production design by Sara K White. Haunting soundtrack by Carey Wallace and Mark Wallace, The Wallace Bros.


I can’t stop raving about the CG effect at the end of this one. It’s hard to convey JUST how hard it is. With a moving camera, a sprinting actor, and a real background (no green screen here), this effect is INSANE. Adam Browne had to go through every single frame (24 frames per second of video), and cut the guy out of the background. Unbelievable.


Rube Goldberg machines are the BEST! I spend way too long on Youtube watching them. This video was a great excuse to make one–a real one, by the way, that worked.


I love the way Matt Hobby goes, “cheers” and trails off like he’s trying to reel the words back into his mouth. Cracks me up every time. All three amazing comedians (Matt Hobby, Mary Grill, and Chris Roberti) are members of an improv group here in NYC.

About danielnayeri

Daniel is the author of HOW TO TELL A STORY and STRAW HOUSE, WOOD HOUSE, BRICK HOUSE, BLOW. He is also Publisher at Odd Dot, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. He got his start in publishing as a Literary Agent. If you have a question, please email Daniel.Nayeri at gmail.
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