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Pictorial: Shooting a book trailer

June 3, 2009

Pic #1: I needed black boots. Spray paint was the cheap solution.

Pic #2: In order to play a refugee camp soccer ball, this one needed some scuffing up. Husband feigns fatigue.

Pic #3: I needed dirt. I had mud…and a blow dryer.

Pic #4: I raided mom-in-law’s kitchen for random props.

Pic #5: Sister-in-law turning her pond into the Mekong River.

Pic #6: Nephew dragging himself from “Mekong.” He let me pour water on him!Boot paintingball scuffingblow drying mudtrailer propsMaking wavesNelson on bank

I must give my nephew a standing ovation. He was a great sport about running through trees, playing soccer barefoot on a rocky patch, handling a big, honking knife, and crawling out of a slimy “river.”

First line of trailer to accompany the river shot: “In a place forgotten by the world…”

(See finished book trailer for my debut novel from HarperCollins, Escaping The Tiger)

12 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2009 10:52 pm

    husband feigning fatigue! looking forward to the finished product…


    • Laura Manivong permalink*
      June 4, 2009 9:18 am

      He does suffer so! Thanks.


  2. lishacauthen permalink
    June 3, 2009 10:54 pm

    Your husband and nephew are excellent feigners. Love your dirt-making process. It’s actually kind of chilling to see your nephew lying there. Can hardly wait to see the trailer!


    • Laura Manivong permalink*
      June 4, 2009 9:19 am

      I love that my nephew was so into this process. It’s great for him to know what his family went through.


  3. Emily Hainsworth permalink
    June 4, 2009 12:28 am

    HA! That pic of your husband tells me EXACTLY why you two are married. ;D

    I srsly CANNOT wait to see the finished product!!


    • Laura Manivong permalink*
      June 4, 2009 9:20 am

      Yathink my hubby likes a little attention? : ) He has become the star of this pictorial. Thanks, Emily!!


  4. hb_write permalink
    June 4, 2009 5:53 am

    This is like the New Moon trailer. First we find out it’s coming. Then we get a sneak peek. Then we all wait impatiently. I CAN’T WAIT!!!


    • Laura Manivong permalink*
      June 4, 2009 9:21 am

      Yanno, when Stephanie and I were having tea and crumpets the other day, that’s exactly what SHE said. And then she stuck out her tongue and screamed, “Copycat!”


  5. June 4, 2009 5:07 pm

    Very cool. Can’t wait to see the finished product!


    • laura manivong permalink*
      June 4, 2009 7:02 pm

      Excellent! I’m excited to share it. Thank you.


  6. Colleen Cook permalink
    June 5, 2009 11:06 am

    yay!! so so cool!!!!!


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