So I bought a moviemaking program, did some fiddling, and here it is, my first crack at a teaser trailer for THE MARK. Let me know what you think!
posted by Jason Pinter at
Do trailers really help book sales?
I like the idea a lot. But honestly? I think 12 quotes in one minute is too many.
I like the idea of teaser trailers. I think a really good example of a great one is over at Beverly Swerling's website. I've seen about 5 others, not including yours, and hers was my favorite.The thing is, there isn't much visually going on with yours (images or at least colors or changing patterns or something), and it's also just a bunch of praiseful quotes. Seeing quotes from famous people about a work I don't know anything about is impressive, but not that informative. I'd rather see some small back-of-the-book type info about your hook, plot, etc, and then perhaps 2-4 quotes at most.But I'm no expert, and that's just my reaction. Good luck!Chris
This was pretty much just to see if I could put together something coherent (which is arguable), and use the movie program. In future trailers I'm hoping to shoot some actual footage.So while this is a very amateur start, at least I can work the darn thing.
That makes great sense. It does look like you are off to a good start, anyway. Like I said before, good luck!Chris
Cool! What was that song?
Just stopped by to say congrats on the new job! Sometimes the old adage about "being fired was the best thing to ever happen to me" is right.
Jason--Well, I wanted to read the book after the first couple of endorsements!I followed your link from Miss Snark's website, so wasn't specifically looking for book trailers, but it just so happened I just finished and posted my own that I made myself. It's a first attempt at moviemaking, and I don't know whether they sell books or not but they're really fun to make!
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