Behind the Scenes of the Clockwork Angel Book Trailer

Chances are, by now you’ve seen the amazing book trailer for Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. (If not, scroll down to check it out). The trailer was created by Vania of VLC productions — the same lady behind some of our other favorite book trailers, such as White Cat, The Body Finder, Infinite Days and many, many more!

Today, we have a Q&A with Vania about what went into making the Clockwork Angel trailer. Special thanks to Vania for always being such a big supporter of our projects here at Novel Novice, and for taking the time to answer our questions!

All of your book trailers are of a very high-caliber. What work goes into creating these trailers? What’s involved?

A lot of work! Creating the trailers starts with reading the book, plotting the story board, finding models, costumes, props, locations, then shooting, editing stills, editing video, animation, proofing, re-editing… *passes out* But it has all been really fun despite all the work!

Who did you work with for the Clockwork Angel trailer? How did the concept and execution come together?

I collaborated with my wonderful animator and his brother who are both geniuses in their own right. We had spent a good time tackling the specific look of the trailer especially shooting in my original style in Victorian London would be impossible. We worked hard to come up with something really unique and special for Cassie and her book.

What was your favorite part about creating this trailer?

Since I didn’t get to see the animation till the clips were done I loved seeing them pop up in my inbox. It was like a surprise. Loved seeing the shots I’d taken on the green screen transform.

What was the biggest challenge about this particular trailer?

The biggest challenge was trying to figure out how we’d shoot this book that was not only set in Victorian times but has a steampunk element and is set in London. So we decided to make our own world–digitally. I hope everyone likes it!

What do you hope readers take away from the trailer?

Myself and my team and Simon & Schuster worked so hard on it that we just hope they enjoy it and share it with their friends.

Thanks again, Vania! Now check out the Clockwork Angel trailer below:

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