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“Mock” Book Trailers

I spent the majority of Friday night, from about 7 p.m. to midnight, working on a “mock” book trailer for Lady of the Snow. Then I spent a few hours the following afternoon polishing it.

Why? I have my sister to thank for it πŸ˜›

She started making little trailers for all her possible book ideas so it could help her decide which one to work on for NaNo come November. (She’s one of those who are blessed with a million ideas to choose from, :P)

After watching them, it made me want to make one for my novel. Of course, it took me twice the amount of time to make one as it did for her to make four of them, but that’s because I’m slow and picky. It shouldn’t have taken me as long as it did, but I’m pretty happy with the end result.

I think it took me so long because I had to find specific pictures for my book; it’s difficult finding suitable pictures of the Yuki-onna.

Unfortunately I can’t make it “public” because I don’t own any of the pictures or music. But I have it for my own personal entertainment as well as being able to share it with a few others.

Anyway, have you ever made a “mock” book trailer for your story? If anything, I suggest taking a little time to make one–it really helps the creative process along as well as giving yourself a little diversion πŸ™‚

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Comments on: "“Mock” Book Trailers" (7)

  1. I want to so bad and I’ve collected some pics but I’m really bad in the tech department and I had trouble matching my music to the pics. LOL But it is a great exercise because you want to make the story like a movie trailer, really hooky. πŸ™‚
    Congrats on the trailer! Maybe if you do credits at the end you can show us?

  2. Mwahaha…

    By the way, try having all those ideas and being as indecisive a person as I am, sis. πŸ˜›

  3. I’ve made a mock trailer too. It was fun and I was surprise at how easy it was. i don’t own the photos or the rights to the music yet. All my photos are cheap since they’re from istock. I’d need to obtain a license for the music I really want to use since it’s not stock and i have no clue how much the royalty fee would be.

  4. One of my guilty pleasures is making book trailers for friends with books — since I didn’t have any of my own.

    Some great finds: Kevin Macleod offers royalty free music free on his site. (www.incompetech.com — i think…) I always donate when I use one of his songs, but he does great work!

    And you can get free photos at http://www.123rf.com. Problem is the free photos aren’t searchable. I spend hours looking through them. I found some nice Asian settings there!

    Hmmm…now I have that itch again to make a trailer. *Slaps wrist*

  5. I’m also bad in the tech department. I haven’t even done a mock cover. One day I’ll have to try.

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