This has been so much fun, I tell you. Not that I'm any kind of expert with Windows Movie Maker, but it's almost Maria proof (which means even a child could do it). If you follow my blog, you know that I'm making my first book trailer for my upcoming novel The Boyfriend of the Month Club. Goal was to have it finished by the end of summer, only because I had no idea how long it was going to take me to do it and I was going to work on it in my spare time, etc...
The first thing I did was story board my idea, which I have to give Mike Geraci a lot of credit for. I don't want to give it all away because part of the fun of the trailer are the "surprise" actors but he can really be brilliant sometimes, even if he forgets it almost immediately (Typical Electrical Engineer- kind of like the absent-minded professor).
So once I had a feel for my story and had acquainted myself with the Movie Maker program, I had to select some music. Music is so important in a book trailer. Not only does it serve as backdrop, it sets the entire mood for the clip. Since I'm making this trailer on air (not spending any money) I wanted to use royalty free music. This is the site I used. After listening to music for a couple of days, I narrowed it down to 2 tunes. Plain Loafer and Radio Martini. While I loved the name Radio Martini, I ended up going with Plain Loafer. It's funky, but not too funky, but mostly upbeat and happy sounding, which is exactly what I'm going for.
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