The Intern’s Handbook
Up-and-coming novelist Shane Kuhn commissioned The Ether to create trailers for his debut thriller novel, The Intern’s Handbook. Our goal was to create a simple, yet impactful piece that highlighted the novel’s premise of an assassin disguised as a lowly intern on a secret mission to kill his boss at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. Sound design played a crucial role in introducing the book’s artwork. The artwork cut in to the distinctive ‘click’ of bullets loading a pistol, followed by the metallic ‘whir’ of the revolver’s cylinder, and finally, the sharp ‘crack’ of gunshots to close out the trailer.