An excerpt from pjschnyder ‘s blog about filming the book trailer for the Ministry’s Janus Affair.
Recently, I was asked to play a part in upcoming book trailer for The Janus Affair, a Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novel.
It was two days of intense filming for me. For my first acting
experience, I was told my performance in conjunction with the talented
Lady Clankington would make or break the trailer. Without us there would
be no trailer. No pressure.
And so I arrived at Brute Force Studios’
Grimlore Manor a prompt 15 minutes early, wide eyed and with much
trepidation. I walked into a beautiful Victorian home with workshops on
every floor down to the very basement, all full of wondrous items made
with excellent craftsmanship. My wallet would have trembled in fear if I
hadn’t forgotten it at home. I got into makeup and costume alongside
the exceedingly beautiful Lady Clankington and she proved to be both
helpful and very cool. Trust me, when two ladies share a makeup mirror
you either find you can work well together or blood will be shed.
And then I stepped into the incredible lighting and filming talent of Link Williams. Tee Morris
took us through the read-throughs and provided direction throughout the
weekend. And I watched a book trailer come together. Hell, I was a
part of making the book trailer come together. Just wow.