Saturday, December 01, 2012
12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop
Video trailers have become the norm for book these days, although some authors find them unnecessary and viewers often find them badly produced. There really are some terrible ones out there, but also some beautiful ones. Since I'm a film buff, I decided to try my own hand at creating the book trailer for my literary mystery Remain In Light. I wanted the trailer to have a cinematic feel, so I began tracking down stock video footage of the novel's setting in Paris, as well as looking through my own album of photos from when I'd visited the City of Light. I won't lie – it took several days to make the video trailer into something I felt was worthy of the novel. At the last moment, I got permission from the electronic band Brokenkites to use a piece of music called "Into the Light," which seemed quite appropriate. I put the trailer together using iMovie on my MacBook. I have newfound respect for film editors and filmmakers after the process. I'm proud of the trailer. I hope you will watch it and find inspiration for your book trailer.
As part of this year's Christmas Blog Hop, I'm giving away a signed print edition of Remain In Light and two eBook editions via Smashwords (which has formats available for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc.) Leave a comment below and winners will be announced on Dec. 13.
Be sure to visit all the fantastic authors taking part in the tour:
1. Intoxicated by Books 11. Amethyst Daydreams
2. Ashley Lavering 12. Romance, Rumors, Rogues
3. Forbidden Reviews 13. Gracen Miller @ Road to Hell series
4. Close Encounters with the Night Kind 14. MIsfits and Heroes
5. Aine @ Hose Millar 15. Sunday S. Smith
6. Natasha Blackthorne 16. My life, One story at a time
7. My Book Chatter 17. Better Read than Dead
8. JC Martin 18. Cecilia Robert
9. Beck Valley Books 19. Casey Crow