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Project sample: Book Trailers

Click the links to view these excellent books on Amazon, more details on the original music tracks I created can be found on the Sound page (coming soon).

This first book trailer was a bit difficult, due to FotoMagico, the application I used to produce the video. Images would randomly disappear and getting the timing right was overly convoluted and buggy. When I was done, I found I couldn’t even make changes to the project after saving. The end result was close to what I was trying to do, but it took way too long to get there.

Made with FotoMagico

Jump-Start Guide for Independent Publishing

For the second trailer I went in a simpler direction. I had learned that Amazon’s video area was tiny and not resizable, so the words had to be much bigger. Sticking to a basic style emphasized the content better. Pinnacle Pro turned out to be a much better creation tool without any unpleasant surprises.

Made with Pinnacle Pro

Jump-Start Guide for a Start-Up Online Business

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What's Next

Currently I am learning how to use Adobe After Effects to get better results on similar projects for greater control and quality.

I made this one twice as long since it was a longer book and so I could add some depth to the trailer. A slower, thoughtful cadence matches the reflective nature of the book.

Made with Pinnacle Pro

Be Still Moments: A Collection of Writings and Devotionals