Filming the Book Trailer

This is part of the Bittersweet Book Launch case study, where Dan Blank and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore share the yearlong process of launching her novel. You can view all posts here.

by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

This weekend my  family played around with a bunch of book trailer ideas we’ve been scheming up. On Saturday, we had a couple of  friends visiting who were perfect for the parts and game to play around with us, so we got out the camera and some carcasses-


yes, you read that right, carcasses- and shot some footage!

The crew:


The actors:


Setting up a shot:


In between shots:


The director getting a closer look:


Take three:




And that’s a wrap!