Be Your School's Spielberg: Designing and Creating Book Trailers


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Design and Create Book Trailers and more using three simple Web 2.0 sites!

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Be Your School's Spielberg: Designing and Creating Book Trailers

  1. 1. Be Your School’s Spielberg: Designing and Creating Book Trailers Mansfield/Richland County Public Library Books and Brunch 2010
  2. 2. Create and Design a WHAT ?! <ul><li>A Book Trailer is “similar to a movie trailer, in that they are designed to build interest in an upcoming or current novel and to encourage people to buy the book that they are based on.” </li></ul><ul><li>Book trailers . (2010). Retrieved from </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lights, Camera, ACTION ! <ul><li>One Trailer, One Million Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Use a video camera, act out parts… </li></ul><ul><li>Use Microsoft Powerpoint & Movie Maker… </li></ul>
  4. 4. So…What Equipment Do I Need? <ul><li>A Book (new or old!) </li></ul><ul><li>A Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>3 Web 2.0 sites… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bailey’s Method <ul><li>Using 3 easy-to-use Web 2.0 applications to make impressive trailers. </li></ul><ul><li>Copyrightfriendy Wiki + Picnik + Animoto= AWESOME . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Say Goodbye to Google Images… <ul><li>… and hello to the Copyright Friendly Wiki! </li></ul><ul><li>Links to over 50 portals which offer copyright friendly images, audio, and video. </li></ul>
  7. 7. It’s Confusing. We Understand. Creative Commons Licenses
  8. 8. For Quirky Images, Try… <ul><li>Wikimedia Commons : “A database with over 7,000,000 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.” </li></ul><ul><li>FlickrCC Blue Mountains : a collection of CC-friendly Flickr images, complete with attribution. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Now That We Have Images…Make Them AWESOME . <ul><li>Free online photo editing software, similar to Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Edit images and save them directly to your computer, without setting up an account! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Instant Touch Ups <ul><li>Crop images, remove red eye, “auto touch,” resize, and more! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Have a Picnik <ul><li>Embellish images with text, “stickers,” and various other effects (black and white, sepia, even gooifying !) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Use the Text Feature… <ul><li>… to attribute images! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Picnik for a Price <ul><li>Join Picnik for Free </li></ul><ul><li>Paying $24.95 a year for Picnik Premium gets you more fonts, additional effects and photo touch-up tools, as well as the ability to re-edit saved photos. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Animoto <ul><li>Animoto “automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music.” </li></ul><ul><li>Animoto Productions. (n.d.). Animoto-the end of slideshows. Retrieved from </li></ul>
  15. 15. Animoto Pricing <ul><li>Basic Account: Free to sign-up, but limited to 30-second videos. </li></ul><ul><li>All-Access Account: $30 a year ($5 a month,) unlimited full-length videos and greeting/holiday cards </li></ul><ul><li>Pro Account: $249 a year ($39 a month) no video branding, DVD quality videos, music library featuring over 1,000 songs. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Look at All the Styles! <ul><li>Choose the one that fits your book best! </li></ul>
  17. 17. It’s Sooooooo Easy…Starting With Our Images <ul><li>Upload your Picniked Images, or choose an image from the Animoto library. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Add Some Text <ul><li>But remember… EVERY CHARACTER COUNTS! </li></ul><ul><li>22 characters on the top line, 30 characters on the bottom line </li></ul><ul><li>52 characters total— 88 less than the average tweet. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Now We Need Music <ul><li>Animoto has an amazing music selection, with several different genres. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Time to Finalize <ul><li>… by naming our trailer, and writing a description. </li></ul>
  21. 21. What Do We Have? <ul><li>… now it’s time to look at our finished product! </li></ul>
  22. 22. … What if We Want to Change It? <ul><li>We’ll open the video toolbox to edit, remix, embed, or export! </li></ul>
  23. 23. YouTube It <ul><li>Export the video to your YouTube account, for easier embedding! </li></ul>
  24. 24. Beyond Book Trailers <ul><li>Use Bailey’s Method to promote various services, activities, and more! </li></ul>
  25. 25. Remember Bailey’s Method! <ul><li>Copyrightfriendy Wiki + Picnik + Animoto= AWESOME . </li></ul>