The Art of Creating a Book Trailer
by Tania Penn
I found out I had the knack by accident, to make book trailers last Halloween. I had been making short one minute films for my (at the time) 6 year old son — he would set his Transformer toys up, put them in a graveyard made out of wiki sticks and play-doh, then I would set it to spooky music while he narrated. We filmed his two ciclids making a black and white silent film set to music for a first grade school project. After a few of those and seeing some book trailers on Facebook, I wondered if maybe I could do the same thing using my Adobe Premiere Elements program that I was using for my son. To my astonishment, it worked! I made my first practice one for The Morning Star, using photographs of actors who were my muse, added some titles and text, and set it to my song that I considered the theme song. Not bad! After showing it to a few author friends, the requests came in. With each one, I discovered I could churn them out pretty quick — about a video a day. All I needed was their idea(s) for their muses, theme song, any particular photos or video they wanted me to put in there, and most importantly, if their book hadn’t been released yet, a bit of what it was about and the synopsis.
www.pennpalproductions.com or e-mail me at twistedwritertanita [at] gmail [dot] com, and I can show you samples of my work on You Tube!
~ Tania Penn
Now that you all know where to get your book trailer done, get on over there and hire Tania! If you'd like to read an interview with Ms. Penn, go here.
Don't forget to add The Morning Star to your Goodreads shelf!
Do you have a book trailer? Have you ever considered getting one made? What's stopping you?
Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!