Book trailers--mini-movies--seem to be all the rage these days. I've heard they're even being shown in movie theaters.
The problem is, they're extremely expensive, can cost as much as $400. OUCH!
Being the stubborn person I am, I refuse to pay that kind of money on something that many people won't bother watching. Granted, the professionally done ones are GORGEOUS. My cobbled together trailer won't compare. However, I wanted to post this to show folks that you CAN make a trailer that is attractive for minimal cost.
Adobe Photoshop (for the still graphics) A $3 royalty-free photograph, along with several free pictures MS Movie Maker 2 (with free Creativity Pack) Free MP3 soundclip A free account at YouTube.com
This one belongs to Eden Bradley. She created it using the same tools.
So, what do you say? Are they obnoxious? Do you ignore them? Or do you find yourself watching them like I do?
Tawny I loved your trailer! Very edgy...very sexy...very well done! I've seen people pay professionals and not get a video this good. Online marketing is not a passing trend. Having the talent to create your own video is almost a "must" these days. I hope you'll make more! Sheila Clover English
Oh wow! Thanks so much Sheila! What a wonderful compliment!
I had a terrible time making this thing. The Service Pack download crashed my computer and I spent hours on the phone yesterday with Microsoft. Grrrrr! So what should have taken a couple hours to do took me all day.
But it's done and I'm pretty happy with it. I'm limited with what I can do, because I'm not using a more sophisticated software. But at this point, I'm not willing to shell out the big dollars for something better.
Tawny I love these-and thanks for posting mine. :) Your trailer for Sex and the Single Ghost spooked me, but then, I'm a big chicken-LOL! But I love the mood of it, anyway. I always watch these trailers-and making mine was fun! I think for our first attempts, we both did pretty well!