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Ben Zwycky

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  1. The planetary anthologies series has been transferred to a different publisher, so I won't be making any more promo videos for those, but I've had an epic time gate-themed poem accepted into Saturn, so watch out for that when it comes out.  A new multi-planetary trilogy that I edited went on sale today (book 1 did, pre-orders opened on the other two), and I made a promo video for that which starts with a scene from the Jupiter video (my wife said the trailer makes her want to read the book, even though she knows it's not her kind of book, so I'd call that an advertising win):


  2. Thanks, and I did, on a micro budget, too. The music is public domain, though I added some additional bass drops and effects in appropriate places. I've built up a very large library of stock effects, footage and images that I tapped, added to some 3d modelling in three different applications (blender, daz studio, hitfilm pro). The voice actor doing the audiobook version supplied the voiceover, the author supplied a couple of images from shutterstock, and I blended in some template animations from viddyoze, a model and couple of animations from mixamo and a bunch of images from pixabay and footagecrate. My most complex video to date. The client is very happy with this one.

  3. Thanks, Sho. There are a number of other songs of mine on my youtube channel, but this is the most polished one so far, and the first that I've actually put up for sale. (It can be found on itunes, cdbaby and various other music sites, the link to cdbaby in the video description on youtube). The book itself is amazing and I heartily recommend it

  4. Another update, I have a piece in a unique collection of Arthurian stories called Tales of the Once and Future king, stories of all kinds, sci-fi, steampunk, urban fantasy, epic fantasy (mine's an epic poem over 100 verses long), in all sorts of settings and period and yet blended together very cleverly into one overall story. I also made a promo video for this one, writing an original song for it that I presented at DragonCon last month.


    (That's me singing, with my brother-in-law playing the guitar)

  5. A little update, I'm one of the editors for a new fun monthly pulp sci-fi magazine called Astounding Frontiers (3 Issues are out), and I'm also making little promo videos for it, e.g.


    Issues are only $2.99 each on amazon and some good quality fun stories, so worth a try I'd say.




  6. Cool, I'll be interested to hear what you think. It starts a little slow, then gets more interesting towards the end. I actually mention this place in the interview, but for some inexplicable reason I called the game 3000AD instead of Battlecruiser 3000AD. Sorry about that, chalk it down to kids disrupting my sleep cycles :)

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