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Book trailerspresentation[1]

  1. 1. Rock with Book Trailers Lynn Johnson Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School St. Johns County, FL Margie Rohrbach Media Specialist, Atlantic Technical Center Broward County, FL
  2. 2. What is a Book Trailer? <ul><li>According to Wikipedia : “A book trailer is a video advertisement for a book which employs techniques similar to those of movie trailers.” </li></ul><ul><li>It’s become a business! </li></ul><ul><li>You can find them at YouTube ! </li></ul><ul><li>University of Central Florida’s Digital Book Talk </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to get started… <ul><li>Students work in small groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Groups select a book. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Booktalk a variety of titles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSYRA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Florida Teens Read </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students keep Reading logs . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Choices to make… <ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MovieMaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Still images, live action, or combination </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background music, sound effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narration </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Groups meet to… <ul><li>Assign tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide key scenes that will spark interest and convey main idea/mood. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan, plan, plan. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a storyboard, script. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather pictures, video clips, drawings, background music, sound effects. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Basics <ul><li>Make it short (1-2 minutes). </li></ul><ul><li>Start with a conflict to grab the viewer’s attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce main character(s) and setting. </li></ul><ul><li>Show an important scene that occurs early in the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Show a potential antagonist. </li></ul><ul><li>Show another important scene. (Keep scenes short) </li></ul><ul><li>Show a series of quick, action or tense scenes that focus on the rising action. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on a closing scene – but don’t reveal the ending! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reminders… <ul><li>Focus on the main character’s problem or goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the antagonist or obstacle to this goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a series of scenes that quickly show the story without telling too much. </li></ul><ul><li>End with a “cliffhanger.” </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT give away the ending. </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT summarize the story. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Create a MOOD… <ul><li>Use intriguing images. </li></ul><ul><li>Use background music, sound effects. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.soundzabound.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.freeplaymusic.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The closing scene should reinforce the mood and make an impression on the viewer. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Be sure to include… <ul><li>Title of the book and the author’s name </li></ul><ul><li>Correct spelling, capitalization; underline or italicize the title </li></ul><ul><li>Credits at the end – Follow the copyright guidelines! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where to go for help… <ul><li>http:// www.digitalbooktalk.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select “UB the Director” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to write a </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to create a storyboard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student work samples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows MovieMaker Online Help </li></ul><ul><li>Apple iMovie Online Tutorial </li></ul>
  11. 11. Assessment… <ul><li>Broward County’s Rubric </li></ul>
  12. 12. For handouts and this PowerPoint… <ul><li>http:// teacherweb.com/FL/AtlanticTechnicalCenterTechnicalHS / </li></ul><ul><li>MrsRohrbach/index.html </li></ul>

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