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)
- Ranger’s Apprentice
- Nineteen minutes (Jody Picoult)
- Sourcerer of the North (RA series)
- Monster Blood Tattoo (D.A. Cornish)
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:
PLAN FIRST – STORY BOARDING
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.
CC – Works under Creative Commons Licence – Make sure you read the restrictions carefully and use the work appropriately.
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.
Create a slideshow of images or video and you and others can comment on each
photo by text, audio or video
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.
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
The freesound project (sound)
Soundsnap (sound effects and loops)