“Rise of the Dragons” Book Trailer

Book Trailer

“Rise of the Dragons” Book Trailer

Concept, design and animation work for a Scholastic book trailer.

For the classic middle-grade fantasy novel “Dragon Rider,” we really wanted to stay true to the story while making an exciting trailer for new readers. We were lucky to have lots of interior black-and-white illustrations by the author that we could work with for the trailer.

The covers for the new edition (and long-awaited sequel) have a fresh, modern look with bright colors, so we got help from illustrator Sean Cumiskey to color the interior art to match.

We added 3D elements such as flying dragons, the unfolding map, and the breaking moonstone to add some dramatic movement and keep the trailer filled with as much action as possible.