Flotsam: Video Trailer
In 2006, Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books participated in the first-ever Picture Book Video Awards, a program created and organized by The Book Standard/VNU Business Media. Students and graduates from top film and animation schools around the country competed to create a 60-second "trailer" for Flotsam, David Wiesner's newest picture book. The winning entry was created by John Haller, a third-year student in the graduate film program at Columbia University. Produced by Bobby Miller, with animation by Willy Hartland and a voice-over by Sasha Friedenberg, the video gives life and movement to the detailed, gorgeous illustrations that won Wiesner his third Caldecott Medal.