I’ve been playing around with a book trailer for Hands of Evil and this is a first attempt. I read lots of tips and advice, and the recurring theme seemed to be that trailers should be under 90 seconds and the first 10 are the key. I wanted to make mine short but sweet, and so this is a free programme to get me started (it only allowed 30 seconds).
I would really appreciate your feedback, even if it’s to say I need to go back to the drawing board! Is it enough for a taste, or does it put you off the book completely?
Thanks in advance.
15 responses to “Book Trailer”
I think it does wet the appetite, Mel.
If you decide to go at it again, perhaps you could mention that it is the second book in the series. I think it’s important for readers to know that.
I agree and had it in the script originally, but it was cut because it went over 30 seconds! Thanks so much for the comment 🙂
I should have known you thought of that.
I shared the trailer to Facebook.
Thanks so much, Gina. I really appreciate your support 🙂
Any time, friend. 🙂
Ha! That was awesome! Definitely better than my first attempt. I use the built-in Windows Movie Maker to create all my videos, and the features are pretty limited. I wanna try another program a little more advanced, but I tend to get lost when things get too technical.
Anyway, great trailer. I think it does a pretty sweet job of grabbing the interest. Points: he music’s groovy, too. ahhah.
Thank you 🙂 I appreciate the feedback. The music amuses me – so dramatic! I would recommend you give anamoto a try. You can get a 30 second video for free and it is really easy to use. Check out the fireworks background – I got a kick out of it! There’s music and themes, many of which are free so you can have a play and see what you think 🙂 Thanks again for the comment.
I liked it as well – though I watched it without sound…it looks pretty cool and very well done. I hope my first trailer comes out as good as this one.
Thank you 🙂 Check out that programme (anamoto) if only to have a play with it before you explore other options. I appreciate the comment.
Everything I see or hear about this book makes me want to read it even more! I need to start getting through my ‘to read’ list faster 😉
Thank you 🙂 That’s nice to hear, and the trailer seems to have done its job if that’s the case!
Are you only allowed 30 seconds? I did like it, my only comment is that I don’t get the connection of the 2 characters JJ and Grace in video to really understand what the book is about outside of obstacles in each of characters way – maybe thats the point? Looking forward to reading!! 🙂
Thanks, Cassie. I only got 30 seconds on the free version so I was limited but I wanted people to be curious too, so overall I’m happy with it 🙂 I really appreciate the feedback.
It was brilliant! A great teaser for the story, and now I can’t wait to read it even more 😀
It looked really well done, professional and eye-catching, but also striking to keep people’s interest.
Thanks, Mishka 🙂 That’s exactly what I wanted so I’m thrilled you think so. I really appreciate the feedback.