14 days til Private Property releases!

Okay, you’re probably getting really tired of me going on about it, and snickering at this newbie author’s enthusiasm, but I can’t help it. And I’m going to torment you with a sneak peak at the book trailer I’ve been working on … it’s not even up on YouTube yet, you can only see it here.

I’ve been trying all sorts of different video programs – from Windows MovieMaker (which does a pretty decent job for a freebie program), to Roxio, which gives you more control over the text placement, etc. but not over the graphic placement. So I ended up doing this one as a flash program. It took a bit more work to learn, and is a lot more fiddly but I really like the final product. (I’ve done another version on Roxio that I still like although it has a completely different feel to it because of the music selection. I may post it tomorrow so you can see the difference music can make.)

Anyway, here it is:

New Book Trailer for Private Property
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10 thoughts on “New Book Trailer for Private Property

  • January 13, 2009 at 9:38 am

    That’s so cool. I don’t have movie maker or any of those programs, or the knack to make a book trailer. I would love to for my upcoming series.

    When I get the time, one day.

  • January 13, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    WOW, I love it! The music is great. Amazing job on that trailer.

  • January 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    That’s great! Good job. Isn’t that the same program you used on First Night trailer?

  • January 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Excellent trailer, Leah. Got me interested.

  • January 13, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Oh, I like it! It makes me really want to read the book!! (ARC anyone? LOLOL!!!)

  • January 13, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Amy – MovieMaker comes as part of the Windows package, so you may have it but just don’t know. Be warned though, while it’s easy to use, it’s even easier to get sucked into finding just the right picture and soundtrack to accompany them. And there’s no definitive proof that a book trailer actually results in increased sales. However, that didn’t stop me – I looked at it as a learning experience. Plus I’m a computer geek surrounded by two boys who are trained in media arts. So I had a blast.

    Dani – Thanks!

    Marley – yes, I used the same flash program to create it as I did for First Night, though I increased the frame rate on this one so I think it’s a better quality.

    Barbara and Lori – maybe you’ll prove what I just said to Amy about trailers not resulting in increased sales to be not true? ARCs – I’ve not received mine yet. Of course, I do have that contest still going on over at the Raven blog so you might win a copy still…

  • January 13, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Looking good, Leah!! And because I know Sam *cough cough*, I’m even more eager to read 🙂

  • January 13, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Great trailer, Leah. I really liked it. Not long to wait. I’m looking forward to your book. 🙂

  • January 13, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    PS – I keep looking at Moviemaker on my computer and thinking I should do one for my Middlemarch series…

  • January 14, 2009 at 8:40 am

    I am uber impressed, Leah! Exquisite!

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