Coming Soon: Book Trailers @ Your Library Emily Ellis Young Adult Librarian Greenwood Public Library www.greenwoodlibrary.us
What is a book trailer?A video advertisement for a book similar tomovie trailers or teasers.Types of Book Trailers Full production book trailers – similar to a short film with actors, costumes, scripts, etc. Flash video – an animated trailer created using specialized computer software (ex. Adobe Flash or Scratch) Still photos – created using gathered still images, mood music, and a written summary, quotes, or narration.
Is it worth my time? Teens and the Internet 93% of teens ages 12-17 go online 73% of teens use social networking sites 57% have watched a video on a video sharing site like YouTube 64% of online teens are creating content“To respect the unique needs of young adults means to understandthose needs, to accept them, to accommodate them, and toprovide services which help to meet those needs.” Jones, Patrick. New Directions for Library Service to Young Adults. Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.
How do I make a book trailer? Book Trailers in 4 Basic Steps1) Planning 3) Editing Pick a book Determine software Choose a format Add logo Write a script Include credits Prepare a storyboard2) Producing 4) Sharing Determine length Save file to computer Gather media Upload or embed Film video Choose multiple Create narrations locations
Finding Graphics Creative Commons www.creativecommons.or g Creative commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. Click Find to search for video, music, and images. Tip: If you host a tech program that includes book trailers, be sure to take the time to explain copyright to your teens!
Finding Graphics Stock.Xchng www.sxc.hu Stock.xchng provides access to stock photography. Not all of the images are available free of charge. After you search for an item, the results page will list the images for a charge at the top and free at the bottom.
Editing Photo Story 3 www.microsoft.com Free DownloadUsing a drag & dropmethod of addingmedia to a timeline,include: Images Text Narrations Music
Editing Cyberlink PowerDirector 8 www.cyberlink.com $70 for Software Using a drag & drop method of adding media to a timeline, include: Images Text Narrations Music
Planning Your Book Trailer 1. Pick out a book 2. Choose a format 3. Write a script 4. Create a storyboardTip:Book trailers provide an excellentopportunity to teach kids and teenshow to summarize a book! Considerteaching a homeschool book trailerclass, spending time on discussingplot, character, setting, etc.
Sharing Share Your Book Trailers Youtube Library website Blogs Facebook Myspace Tip: Embed or upload your book trailers to all of your Library’s sites. Maximize the number of patrons your cool reader’s advisory tool can reach.
Programming Ideas Teen Tech Week Video/audio mixing and editing Video uploading and sharing Online video building and editing resources Teen Read Week Book trailer contest Homeschool Tech Program Book trailer workshop Discuss summarizing a book, plot, characters, setting, etc. Teen Film Festival Include book trailers as an entry format Teen Advisory Board Project Build book trailers for all age levels Use puppets, costumes, written scripts Teen Book Club Contest
Thank you! Coming Soon: Book Trailers @ Your Library Emily Ellis Young Adult Librarian Greenwood Public Library www.greenwoodlibrary.us