A New Trailer

Not to live in, to watch. I already posted this one for eBooks for Christmas, and now I’ve made two more, one for EEL’S REVERENCE and one for FORCE OF HABIT, each only 30 seconds long:

I made the Christmas one through Animoto, and the other two with Windows Live Movie Maker. Is fun! 🙂

So I ask you: Do trailers intrigue you enough to want to find out more about a book, maybe even buy it? If I made a trailer of myself talking about something, would you watch it?

WRITING PROMPT: If you had to pare down your book/story/product to a 30-second spot, what would you say or show about it?

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One thought on “A New Trailer

  1. Red Tash

    November 29, 2011 at 9:55am

    I liked both of those, and I feel like I understand each of these books better now, so consider me a better-informed consumer.

    (Personally, I would steer clear of ellipses as much as possible, but that’s just me.)

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      Marian Allen

      November 29, 2011 at 10:18am

      Red, I think you’re probably right about the ellipses. The more often I watch these, the more the ellipses get on my nerves. Next one–no ellipses!

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      Marian Allen

      November 29, 2011 at 10:20am

      Thanks, Red! I think I agree with you on the ellipses, now that I’ve watched these a few times. Next one–no ellipses!

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  2. Red Tash

    November 29, 2011 at 9:57am

    PS Your CommentLuv plug-in doesn’t like me for some reason. I really wish it did!

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  3. Erica

    November 30, 2011 at 1:05am

    Great videos! I wish I could make video’s like these as well. But I just don’t have the patience, specially when I have to edit something..
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      Marian Allen

      November 30, 2011 at 7:19am

      It does take a bit of patience, especially to make short ones. If you make longer ones, you don’t have to be so fiddly about WHICH words to use, WHICH picture, HOW to integrate to the strongest effect and so on. You SHOULD, of course, but you aren’t aware of how vital it is unless you’re trying to put over a feel for the book in 30 seconds. I’m glad you liked the videos. That makes the time and fiddliness worthwhile. 🙂

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  4. Wendy

    December 16, 2011 at 9:28pm

    I’ve liked the first one, I have to try out Animoto and see if i can manage to make one myself
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      Marian Allen

      December 17, 2011 at 8:11am

      The free Animoto isn’t at all flexible, but I have a feeling the buy-in would be worth it.

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