Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Losing Beauty Book Trailers

I tried, really I tried to ignore all the stuff about book trailers. I pretended that it didn't matter. I told myself that I wasn't selling a movie, I was selling a book. I blamed my technophobia but in the end I sucked it up and put together a book trailer. Actually, I made two book trailers set to different music. They're on my blog today to be shared with you.

Option one seems like it might be better for the True Blood and/or CW Network crowd. Option two is less choppy.

I don't know?

After all, I'm a writer not a film maker.

This one is more of a mood-setter. Losing Beauty isn't horror but it does have some disturbing things that happen. Maybe this one is better. I just can't decide.

What do you think?


Unknown said...

I wish I could help! Unfortunately while at work I can't access videos... especially if it's You Tube!

I'll try and remember to check it out this evening but I'm sure they're fabulous! The cover is!

S.B.Niccum said...

Oooh! I love this! I think the first one would appeal to a YA audience better.
But as always, you need to go with your gut instinct.
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Lisa J Yarde said...

I think the trailer LB2 has just the right appeal for your audience too. The music fits perfectly. Good thing with DIY trailers is that you can keep experimenting and have different versions.

Marilyn said...

I like the first one a bit more, though I think they could both work. The music in the first one is more arresting.

Hart Johnson said...

Man, this book trailer thing terrifies me, but I think it's a good idea. The second one spoke to me more--but I am probably closer to that audience.

If you wanted any help or advice, Megan Bostic does this professionally--do you know Megan? She is part of the ABNA circle, though she didn't enter this year. (Angsty Writer is her blog)

SBJones said...

First impression. I had to watch the first one twice as I was trying to ID the music and not paying attention to the video.

I enjoyed the music better on the second one. It wasn't as distracting as the first. Also you list the music as from incompetech and I am assuming its royalty/licence free vs Keesha.

Johanna Garth said...

Thanks for all the feedback guys!

Hart I emailed Megan who kindly agreed to look at it. Love her!

Dawn Cripps said...

I like the first trailer better:)

The Bookworm said...

I like them both. The first one is more 'in your face'. The second one is more intense.