Blogs by Edeltraud F. Fellendorf
EVER WANT TO DO A VIDEO TRAILER FOR YOUR BOOK?
1/21/2010 6:34:54 PM
Have you ever wanted to create a video trailer for your book?
Like Iíve said before, Iím Momís connection to 21st century technology. I have been thinking about how to do a video preview for her ďLamb of LegacyĒ book for awhile now. Like many of you, Iím working with a shoe string budget so Iím determined to do as much as I can on my own.
Creating a video preview by yourself isnít as easy as it may sound, especially if youíre not up to speed with the tools of the trade. While Iím a PowerPoint ranger, itís not what I needed to create what I had in mind. I was shopping around for software, lamenting the fact that I had so much to learn, when a bit of good fortune came my way. Her name was Janelle Santillanes.
Iím an online professor with American Military University. Janelle was one of my bright students whose personality transcended the usual anonymity typical of a virtual classroom. We struck up a friendship after I learned she was a freelance writer who was writing a childrenís book with her little niece.
Her book, CARMEN & LUKE (The Chihuahua & The Lion Ė A Love Story), by Janelle Santillanes, Brianna A. Santillanes, was self-published through Lulu and just hit the street last month. I have a copy she promises to sign. : )
Even though she was no longer my student, we still kept in touch. She started sending me YouTube links to some video projects she was producing just for the fun of it. They were pretty awesome. They led to me asking her if she would be interested in producing a video preview for a book. She said yes!
I gave her the link to Momís book website, which had the verbiage she needed, and emailed some pictures. By the next day, hereís what she produced:
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whw65BZwLxc (Lamb of Legacy trailer with music by Within Temptation)
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbfZxSiQOH0 (Lamb of Legacy trailer with music by Schubert)
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfay3xurNKY (About the Author trailer with music by Debussy)
Janelle doesnít do this as a profession. She did this for me out of the kindness of her heart. I think she's talented enough to earn a living at it though!
Anyone want to comment on her work,ask her questions, or book her talent?
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