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Creating
Video Book Talks
Book Talkin’
Is this a Book background?Make a Commercial for the Book
The Book
Choose one or more
• You’ve read
• You like
• That are available
• That relate to the audience
?
The Book
Complex
Narrow appeal
Limited content
Dry
Preachy
Inappropriate
Best-seller
Is this a Book background?
The Talk
• Keep it simple
• Keep it short. 4 minutes max
• Don’t give away the ending
Is this a Book background?
The Hook
HookU.S.P. Appeal
Is?
Tips
1. Show the book
2. Start with title and author,
end with title
3. Read a short passage, if
appropriate
4. Smile
Is this a Book background?
The Usual Reminders
1. Relax and Smile
2. No jingle or clank
3. Don’t fidget or fiddle
4. Don’t...
Makin’ Videos
1. Have your goals in mind
Audience; Teens; Website; Reading
2. Develop a script &
storyboard
Notecards; key phrases
3. Find a good location
Undistracting; non-glare; matte finish; quiet
Is this a good background?
Is this a good background?
Is this a good background?
Is this a good background?
“Sun through the window” by Bearfaced available on Flickr
Is this a good background?
How about this one?
4. Speak clearly
To mic or not to mic
5. Practice
6. Do multiple takes
Editing is your friend
7. Get a good tripod and use it
Is this a good background?Tripods
8. Set up your shots.
‘Rule of thirds’
9. Learn your video camera
Is this a good background?Camera Options
• Professional (Tape)
• Point-and-Shoot or DSLR (SD Card)
• Flipcam (Built-in sto...
Is this a good background?Video file formats
Common Formats
 .mov
 .m4v
 .wmv
 .avi
 .mkv
SD vs. HD
10. Tell a story
11. Use good lighting
Key
Fill
Back
12. Have fun!
Time to record
Let’s edit
Publishing Options
Thanks!
laura.johnson@nebraska.gov
michael.sauers@nebraska.gov
Creating Video Booktalks
Creating Video Booktalks
Creating Video Booktalks
Creating Video Booktalks
Creating Video Booktalks
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    1. 1. Creating Video Book Talks
    2. 2. Book Talkin’
    3. 3. Is this a Book background?Make a Commercial for the Book
    4. 4. The Book Choose one or more • You’ve read • You like • That are available • That relate to the audience
    5. 5. ? The Book Complex Narrow appeal Limited content Dry Preachy Inappropriate Best-seller
    6. 6. Is this a Book background? The Talk • Keep it simple • Keep it short. 4 minutes max • Don’t give away the ending
    7. 7. Is this a Book background? The Hook HookU.S.P. Appeal
    8. 8. Is? Tips 1. Show the book 2. Start with title and author, end with title 3. Read a short passage, if appropriate 4. Smile
    9. 9. Is this a Book background? The Usual Reminders 1. Relax and Smile 2. No jingle or clank 3. Don’t fidget or fiddle 4. Don’t read verbatim 5. Speak to the person inside the camera
    10. 10. Makin’ Videos
    11. 11. 1. Have your goals in mind Audience; Teens; Website; Reading
    12. 12. 2. Develop a script & storyboard Notecards; key phrases
    13. 13. 3. Find a good location Undistracting; non-glare; matte finish; quiet
    14. 14. Is this a good background? Is this a good background?
    15. 15. Is this a good background? Is this a good background? “Sun through the window” by Bearfaced available on Flickr
    16. 16. Is this a good background? How about this one?
    17. 17. 4. Speak clearly To mic or not to mic
    18. 18. 5. Practice
    19. 19. 6. Do multiple takes Editing is your friend
    20. 20. 7. Get a good tripod and use it
    21. 21. Is this a good background?Tripods
    22. 22. 8. Set up your shots. ‘Rule of thirds’
    23. 23. 9. Learn your video camera
    24. 24. Is this a good background?Camera Options • Professional (Tape) • Point-and-Shoot or DSLR (SD Card) • Flipcam (Built-in storage) • Cellphone
    25. 25. Is this a good background?Video file formats Common Formats  .mov  .m4v  .wmv  .avi  .mkv SD vs. HD
    26. 26. 10. Tell a story
    27. 27. 11. Use good lighting
    28. 28. Key Fill Back
    29. 29. 12. Have fun!
    30. 30. Time to record
    31. 31. Let’s edit
    32. 32. Publishing Options
    33. 33. Thanks! laura.johnson@nebraska.gov michael.sauers@nebraska.gov
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