New book trailer!

kid-bike-162106_1280If you compare learning to make a book trailer to learning to ride your bike with no stabilisers, I’m at the stage of wobbling along, a parent (in my case, son 2) trotting beside me. For yards I can go it alone, then I lurch and need a steadying hand on the saddle.

The fun bit about making a trailer (we use MovieMaker) is trying out the special effects. Do we want the images to float in from the side, or fizzle in from the centre – or turn black and white and fade out? And the text – where should it go on each image? Which font? Size? Italics? Bold? And choosing the music is brilliant.

clock-611619_1280The un-fun bit is, you are dealing in microseconds, and my brain doesn’t stretch that far. I can never see if I have to increase or decrease to get the desired result, and Sod’s Law plays a big part here. That’s where son 2 comes in. Having said that, I’ve now learned how to incorporate the video sequences. When I know how to resize the images, I’ll be good to go myself.

So here it is, the Chosen Child trailer. The kindle version of my book is now on preorder – Amazon UK, Amazon US, or your local Amazon store. The paperback will be available by the end of February.

 

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16 Responses to New book trailer!

  1. Very impressive, you two!

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  2. jenanita01 says:

    Wow… I love it! This is something we would love to tackle next, so will be checking out Moviemaker. Hope we can be as clever as you… (and your son)

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  3. Hey, this is good. It looks very professional and triggers my interest for the book!

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  4. barbtaub says:

    This is a wonderful trailer! Congrats.

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  5. Claire says:

    I went to film school and struggle to edit footery split second frames, so well done! And what a chilling premise – off to preorder!

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