As many of you may recall, I wrote a blog post about book trailers in January. I was enamored with the process, took hold of iMovie’s capabilities, and created a trailer for A Place In This Life. However, after creating it I hit the wall.
I couldn’t figure out what the hell to do with regards to exporting the darned thing. It was either too big, or too small. Editing the text after I created the trailer was next to impossible. Seems every time I changed the font and bumped up the size, it played the frame not once, but twice! Yikes! Command Z! Command Z!
I played around with the book trailer for a solid week, trying to coax it to work for me. To-date it’s still sitting on my desktop, a blatant message telling me that I don’t know ‘nuthin about birthing no babies (or book trailers). If you were standing over my shoulder, I’d show you the high-quality version… about the only one you can actually read and relate to.
So, I’m bummed. It’s really a good book trailer, and the music rocks (thanks to the lovely Visual Audio Sensory Theatre genius that is Jon Crosby and his permission to use it).
At least I know the trailer won’t make or break whether I land the heart of an editor with my story, but I do know this: if it all goes down successfully, you can bet I will be calling Claudia Jackson (NovelHelp) to create a professional and tasty book trailer.
And that’s about all, cowboy small!