Sunday, February 20, 2011

Book Trailer Experiments--You Watch While I Walk

Today I will be walking the streets of Ft. Lauderdale--no, not in the ways you might be thinking!

About a year ago, a friend asked if I'd walk the A1A Half Marathon with her. I said sure, not really thinking about how long it takes to walk 13.1 miles. I thought, we'll walk, we'll have a little breakfast.

Of course, that may end up being what we do. We haven't trained much. It will get hot once the sun comes up. Or we may walk the whole thing as we revel in being able to walk without the threat of vehicles.

In the meantime, here's the rough draft of a possible book trailer for my upcoming chapbook. It has no audio yet. And I wouldn't post it widely until the pre-order period actually starts. So, my question here is, would this book trailer make you intrigued enough to order or at least to investigate further?


Nic Sebastian said...

impressive, Kristin! I'd want to know more, for sure. What audio are you thinking of adding?

Wendy said...

It has me interested. I like it!

Sandy Longhorn said...

Great job so far! Looking forward to hearing the audio.

That quote about being a woman of mystery and the grocery cart is a great pick!

Diane Lockward said...

Off to a great start with the trailer! Nice images and you've kept it short and sweet. Audio will enhance it. Do you know how to get rid of the black bars on the narrow images? Are you on a Mac?

Kristin said...

For audio, I'll likely use music from the free music site that Sandra Beasley and Diane Lockward mention in their book trailers/animated poem posts. I worry about adding voice to that--maybe I'll try it both ways and see.

I'm not on a Mac--the black bars are from using vertical images, and I'm not sure how to change that--let me see if I can.

Thank you, everyone, for taking time to comment!