Okay, so I made a book trailer a while back. All of my writer friends had trailers made and I was feeling left out. I contacted a couple of different services that make trailers I could afford but none could capture the vision I had.
I tried contacting a few independent film makers. Holy smokes…you’d think I was asking for a feature film! I tried calling the local university. Maybe a film or cinema student was up to the challenge. No takers.
Anywho, I got to watching some of the stuff on YouTube and the thought occurred to me, why not make my own? True, I used clips from existing footage but I read through the fair use rules and it sounded like I was ok to run with my idea. I grabbed a karaoke version of the perfect song and used it as the background music.
After I shared it on Facebook I realized that I had forgotten to say anything about the book series it was supposed to be advertising. That led to numerous congratulatory messages for the upcoming movie…’Doh!
Anyway, here’s the finished trailer. I know its nowhere near professional but I like it. Feel free to share it and help me spread the word.