CLIENT:
Tor Books / COS Productions

BOOK / AUTHOR:
WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow

OBJECTIVE:
To write, design, animate and produce a series of social-friendly GIFs, short pre-roll videos and a book trailer to promote this highly-anticipated release on websites like Nerdist, BoingBoing.net and Tor.com. I like to call this video style a minimalist, utopian spin on glitch art.


VIDEO TYPE

Animation, GIFs, social media, dynamic media, book trailer, book release promo

KEY WORDS

Science fiction, fantasy, dystopian fiction, utopian fiction, book promotion, social video design

PERFECT FOR

Advertisers, authors, publishers, bloggers, booksellers, BookTubers, Bookstagram, influencers
  • WRITING 10%
  • BRAND DESIGN 15%
  • ANIMATION – ADOBE CC 15%
  • SOCIAL VIDEO PRODUCTION 60%

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Book Trailer & Animated GIFs: Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

Kirkus’ Best Fiction of 2017

From New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.

“Walkaway is now the best contemporary example I know of, its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly-extrapolated revolutionary struggle.” ―William Gibson

Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza―known to his friends as Hubert, Etc―was too old to be at that Communist party.

But after watching the breakdown of modern society, he really has no where left to be―except amongst the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute. After falling in with Natalie, an ultra-rich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society―and walk away.

After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life―food, clothing, shelter―from a computer, there seems to be little reason to toil within the system.

It’s still a dangerous world out there, the empty lands wrecked by climate change, dead cities hollowed out by industrial flight, shadows hiding predators animal and human alike. Still, when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, more people join them. Then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra-rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. Now it’s war – a war that will turn the world upside down.

Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years…and the very human people who will live their consequences.

“Walkaway, my first novel for adults since 2009, drops in four days, and today, my US publisher Tor Books unveiled a gorgeous, stylish book-trailer for the novel, created by Jaye Rochon from Circle of Seven.”

CORY DOCTOROW, BoingBoing.net

Author Photo by Jonathan Worth, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0