Publishing and Media

Sword of the Taka Samurai book trailer


A trailer for the book series

This short video presents the scale, setting, and a bit of the feel for the epic historical fantasy series written by Katherine M. Lawrence, published by Toot Sweet Ink. The books explore the life of Yamabuki, a young woman, the only daughter of a warlord, set in 12th-century Heian Japan. Alone on musha shugyo, veiled in the guise of an ordinary warrior, not even revealing that she is female, she travels not as a princess but with the common people, only to find that many are not who they seem. Some want her dead. Others want her because she's a woman. Blood will be spilled before it is over.

Laura Scott designed all the book covers, animated and edited the video, and created the soundtrack.

Tools used: After Effects, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Logic Pro X.