Newbery award winner and New York Times bestselling author

Okay, friends. Steven Spielberg has been in town shooting for his Abe Lincoln film. Unfortunately, that means he’s been too busy to make my book trailer. Ha!

So, instead, I offer you my humble, homemade effort. The Girl who Could Silence the Wind, is my young adult novel due from Candlewick in March 2012. I’m so excited to see this project finally come together. Of all my  novels, this is the one that I wrote and re-wrote to the point that I almost lost hope.

But here it is — at last!

If you’re curious about how to make one of these mini-movie ads for your own book projects, here’s how to get started on a Mac, using i-Movie or Garage Band. I recommend contacting Chris Cheng at SCBWI Australia for the specific, step-by-step directions on how to turn your laptop MAC into your own movie studio. (He gave a very worthwhile session at SCBWI a couple of years ago.)

In a nutshell, I did this one by creating a Keynote slide presentation (just like Powerpoint, really.) I exported  the slide show to QuickTime and then used the movie as the movie track in a Garage Band podcast. For sound effects and music, I browsed the library available on Garage Band. All in all, not fancy, pero bueno, it was pretty fun.

Thanks for watching, and please share this trailer with all your reading friends.

Con muchos cariños


Comments on: "Trailer for The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind" (3)

  1. Meg, the trailer is awesome! I can’t wait for this book. Thanks for the quick-tips on making book trailers, too. Congratulations – yay for March 2012!

    • Hi Gigi-

      Glad you liked it. Did you see yesterday’s post? It has a surprise about your lovely blog! Congrats on the Liebster!

      Meg Medina

      Milagros, Girl From Away (Henry Holt Books) Tía Isa Wants a Car (Candlewick Press) The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind (Candlewick Press)

  2. That’s lovely, Meg, I’m really impressed. The images of the charms are really beautiful. Makes me want to read the book…again. 🙂

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