Saturday, February 20, 2010

Curse of the Spider King Book Trailer

As some of you know, I'm participating in a contest being put on by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper in which tribes of people compete against each other by completing promotional tasks to earn points for lots of cool prizes, like a real sword! (If you'd like to join my tribe, shoot me an email). The point being to promote their new Christian fantasy book, Curse of the Spider King.

Three teen members of the Nightwing Tribe, Christian Miles, Leighton, and Jon M (and many others), have completed a totally awesome book trailer, where everything from the acting to the editing to the special effects to the music was done from scratch! The following is the product of literally hundreds of hours of labor, so turn your speakers up and enjoy. And if you'd rate the movie (5 stars ;)) and leave a comment on the youtube site, that would be much appreciated, since that would draw in more viewers.

16 comments:

Izori said...

Wow! I really liked it! The only thing I'd have to point out is that that's not quite the right way to hold a bow...but I'm not in the mood for being critical.

I rate it 5 stars! I don't have a YouTube account, so I'll just say it here!

Jacob R Parker said...

Haha! I told Christian the same thing, Izori. He's more of a sword expert than a bow and arrow expert, though. So we'll let him get away with it. :P

Celebrilomiel said...

Astounding! Loved the war-spider.
And the original score is what really caught my attention - I like to play around on the piano, so that struck a chord with me.

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Jacob, I hadn't noticed it the first time I saw that clip. But I did on the final addition haha

GREAT JOB though haha. And I agree. The score was freaking AWESOME

Cloe said...

I love it!!!!!!

jacob said...

wow...that was AH-MAZ-ING!!!!! i alrealy commented on WTB's blog, but again, I'll say...WOW!!!

Chris said...

Izori, I realized that, too. I would've refilmed the shot but my dad didn't have that much patience for backtracking. lol

Overall that doesn't matter, though, because I still got a bullseye. ;)

(No, I'm not going to tell you how many times I had to shoot that arrow! LOL)

K.M. Weiland said...

This is a fantastic promotional idea. Very cool!

Rachel Danielle said...

I tried to post this earlier, but it didn't work. I watched the video, and I was amazed at all the tons of hard work that must have gone into it! The original score, the effects- I wish I had a Youtube account. Five stars. :)

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Rachel Danielle said...

Oh, and a random note, I just thought I'd tell you Jacob, my little brothers adore your basketball training video. They had me play it over, and over, and over for them the other day. :D

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Gwendolyn said...

Awesome video! Y'all did a great job. All thumbs up.^_^

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Jacob R Parker said...

Thanks everyone!
And Rachel, I'm very glad they liked it that much! That makes me smile. Thanks for telling me.

Anonymous said...

Okay, that was super bad... I mean YOU made the book look toltally stupid! The lady telleing them there'ye an elf is ugly! Why didn't you make kiri lee a real person? Why does kat have red hair? It's Pink!
Overall the book is awesome, this viedo is not.
2 thumbs down!