Want to create a book trailer? In my upcoming course, you will learn to design, write, shoot, edit and promote. We start off discussing a collection of outstanding book trailers and how they were created then how to design and create. With today’s user-friendly technology, you can do it!
- One hour version of Book Trailer 101 course at Ontario Writers’ Conference on May 3, 2014.
- One hour version of Book Trailer 101 course at http://wenetwork.ca on May 17, 2014.
So you need a book trailer? With YouTube’s popularity, it is easy to upload and show your videos. But where do you start to create your promo? This workshop will examine book trailers, their elements and approaches, guidelines and production strategies. Then we will look at target markets and how the effects a trailer design. We will then examine sources of stock images, music, sound effects and video, followed by how to capture live video including actions shots. The culmination of the day will look at how to make a trailer with iPhone iMovie and Animoto.
Students will have access to the Book Trailer 101 website for samples, analysis, guidelines and discussion.
In the workshop you will learn how to:
- Analyze a book trailer by examining several trailer components and strategies
- Plan your trailer
- Write your script
- Shoot, edit and upload using several approaches including:
- Animoto with a smartphone or camcorder
- GoPro for action shots
- Publish to YouTube
- iMovie for iPhone and iPad
The one-hour version focuses on elements and approaches to a book trailer and an introduction to Animoto.
About Rich HelmsRich Helms is a seasoned software developer with over 30 years of experience in computer Research and Development. His credentials range from deep technical work (five patents in hardware and software) to running R&D. Rich has been developing multi-media technology since the 1980’s including CARES (Computer Assisted Recovery Enhancement System) for the Metropolitan Toronto Police. CARES was the first computer system in the world for aging missing children. He is a past Board Member of the WCDR.
In 2010 co-authored Amazon SimpleDB Developer Guide for Packt Publishing.