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1 Creating a Digital Book Trailer A presentation for ‘Writers Unleashed’ Festival 17/11/13 Sharon McGuinness

2 Who Am I O A Teacher Librarian with a passion for writing and reading O My first picture book ‘Coming Home’ 2012 O My first ebook ‘Try!’ 2012 O Use book trailer tools in my primary classes to create their own O Not an expert!

3 A Trailer’s Purpose O To promote your new book O Acts like a hook O To encourage readers: a great teaching tool O Examples: O trailers.html trailers.html

4 What To Use O Windows Movie Maker OR O Mac iMovie O Photopeach O PowerPoint slides

5 Key ‘How To’ points O Must grab the viewer’s attention in the first frame O Keep text to a minimum O Usually text on one slide, image on the next

6 The Ending O Keep your reader guessing – don’t reveal how the story ends O Tell readers where to obtain the book – bookshop, online site, libraries etc O Finish with the cover of the book and publishing details.

7 Adding Images O Copyright! O You must have permission to use images – don’t forget to ask your illustrator’s permission! They will also have access to high resolution images which are the best to use. O If you intend using any other images, ensure they are downloaded from a copyright free site or purchase your own

8 Adding Images O You can filter google images to obtain access to shared images by using an advanced search. O You can also locate images from flickr O O or buy your own from O O

9 Adding Music O Adding music adds another layer to your trailer. O Once again, you can use copyright free music for free O O Or purchase your own (I paid $30 for mine) O

10 Tutorials O Getting started with Movie Maker Getting started with Movie Maker O Movie Maker2 Tutorials – Atomic Learning Movie Maker2 Tutorials O PDF Guide to Movie Maker2 PDF Guide to Movie Maker2 O Imovie Tutorial – Apple Imovie Tutorial O Youtube video imovie tutorial Youtube video imovie O Photopeach tutorial Photopeach

11 Giving Your Trailer That Extra ‘Flash’! O If you know someone who has experience using flash animation, they could apply it to a couple of your illustrations to give your trailer something extra. O This is a skill, so you will need to budget for an additional cost.

12 Nearly There….. O Just like your book, a trailer will undergo a series of drafts. O Don’t rush it! O Get feedback from ‘critical friends’ O Only when you are fully satisfied….. O Consider if you want to allow comments etc, then: O Upload it to youtube

13 Finally…. O Promote your trailer via social media – twitter, facebook, tumblr, your website/blog O Don’t forget publisher and illustrator websites O Alert bookshops and libraries close to the day of launching your book.

14 Need More Help? O me! O


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