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