So, everybody (and their brother) makes book trailers these days. Or so it seems.
I’ve greatly enjoyed watching them, but had no plans of making one myself. After all, I am seeking representation… not published yet. And I wanted to use the song with the lyrics snippet that inspired me with the idea in the first place, but I don’t have rights to it.
Once I discovered Windows Movie Maker was already installed on my laptop, I decided to make a quick mock-up… just to test it out and I loaded it into youtube so I could show it to a few friends, but was hesitant to post it here.
As an aspiring novelist, I have deep respect for intellectual property rights.
But today, I noticed a little marker on my youtube file… the music I used (Half-Acre by Hem) has been claimed by its copyright holder and they do not object to it’s use on youtube. Score!
So, here’s my mock-up trailer. Eventually, if I’m marketing impending publication, I have some fabulous photographer friends I intend to hire to take some pictures for a new version. The ones I’ve used for the mock-up are mostly public domain pics and a few of my own.