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Rock with Book Trailers Lynn Johnson Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School St. Johns County, FL Margie Rohrbach Media Specialist, Atlantic Technical Center Broward County, FL
What is a Book Trailer? According to Wikipedia: “A book trailer is a video advertisement for a book which employs techniques similar to those of movie trailers.” It’s become a business! You can find them at YouTube!YouTube University of Central Florida’s Digital Book Talk University of Central Florida’s Digital Book Talk
How to get started… Students work in small groups. Groups select a book. Booktalk a variety of titles. SSYRA Florida Teens Read Students keep Reading logs.Reading logs
Choices to make… Software iMovie MovieMaker PowerPoint Still images, live action, or combination Audio Background music, sound effects Narration
Groups meet to… Assign tasks. Decide key scenes that will spark interest and convey main idea/mood. Plan, plan, plan. Create a storyboard, script. Gather pictures, video clips, drawings, background music, sound effects.
The Basics Make it short (1-2 minutes). Start with a conflict to grab the viewer’s attention. Introduce main character(s) and setting. Show an important scene that occurs early in the story. Show a potential antagonist. Show another important scene. (Keep scenes short) Show a series of quick, action or tense scenes that focus on the rising action. Decide on a closing scene – but don’t reveal the ending!
Reminders… Focus on the main character’s problem or goal. Introduce the antagonist or obstacle to this goal. Create a series of scenes that quickly show the story without telling too much. End with a “cliffhanger.” Do NOT give away the ending. Do NOT summarize the story.
Create a MOOD… Use intriguing images. Use background music, sound effects. www.soundzabound.com www.freeplaymusic.com The closing scene should reinforce the mood and make an impression on the viewer.
Be sure to include… Title of the book and the author’s name Correct spelling, capitalization; underline or italicize the title Credits at the end – Follow the copyright guidelines!copyright guidelines!
Where to go for help… http://www.digitalbooktalk.com Select “UB the Director” How to write a How to create a storyboard Student work samples Windows MovieMaker Online Help Apple iMovie Online Tutorial