Book Trailers

 

 

This will be a space in which I will add some information about book trailers and help you find out  how to make your own.

EXAMPLES OF BOOK TRAILERS (CAN ONLY BE VIEWED AT HOME)

 

PROCESS FOR CREATING A BOOK TRAILER:

  • Choose a book
  • Read the book
  • Analyze the book – what was good, unique, interesting, etc. – brainstorm/list/mindmap
  • Write a first draft – impressions, the feeling, important points
  • Create a storyboard
  • Plan effects (transitions, sound, colouring, etc.)
  • Review the plan – with teachers, other students…
  • Create the trailer

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOOK TRAILERS

If you  need more detailed information about the steps to create a great book trailer,  here are some instructions that were mostly put together by a Teacher Librarian called Joyce Valenza:

Steps_to_Creating_a_Book_Trailer

PLAN FIRST – STORY BOARDING

http://generator.acmi.net.au/storyboard/byo-intro

CREATIVE COMMONS

Whenever you use music, images, information and videos from the internet you need to make sure that you are legally allowed to use them in your work.

Here is a video that helps explain how using works that are licensed under Creative Commons can help you build on the past.  You can also license your work under Creative Commons and this gives you the power to control how others use your work too.

Creative Commons Explained – Building on the Past

CC – Works under  Creative Commons Licence – Make sure you read the restrictions carefully and use the work appropriately.

Quick Guide to Creative Commons Licences

SOME MORE USEFUL TOOLS FOR YOUR VIDEO:  (You might know other ones you can use too)

Use your school email if you need to sign up and keep your passwords safe and private.

VoiceThread

http://voicethread.com/
Create a slideshow of images or video and you and others can comment on each
photo by text, audio or video

Animoto
http://animoto.com/
http://animoto.com/education
Provides an array of tools for creating videos

Xtranormal
http://www.xtranormal.com/

This tool provides you al of the tools a movie director would have to select a set, actor sound effects, etc and create a movie made from only the dialogue text you type into the tool.

ToonDoo

http://www.toondoo.com/
Create your own 1, 2, or 3 panel cartoons using a library of cartoons, text bubbles. Images can be uploaded and manipulated with simple tools

FlickrCC
http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/flickrCC/index.php
Search for creative common images

ccMixter (sound)

The freesound project (sound)

Soundsnap (sound effects and loops)

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