Project sample: Book TrailersClick the links to view these excellent books on Amazon, more details on the original music tracks I created can be found on an upcoming post.
The goal for the project was to create simple book trailers for three of the client’s books to enhance their Amazon listings. I also challenged myself to create original background music for each one, each with a different style.
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.
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.
Since completing these projects I have learned more detailed applications that would get better results for 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.