I set up a Youtube channel last year. I had great plans. It has sat empty. Until now.
This month I tackled the beast and managed to work out the computer-y stuff and upload my very first Youtube video. It features a tea duel – the first recorded in Adelaide – held at last year’s Teanannigans. The steampunk event was part of the ‘Biggest Australian Morning (we did an Afternoon) Tea’ to raise money for Cancer Council.
Onto my ultimate plan:
After a few photograph sessions (Thanks to my wonderful friends who agreed to model and provide props), I had the raw images for my vision for a book trailer. You can read about them in My Plans are afoot and The Faun, the Trekker and the Steampunk and Book Cover Reveal.
(I will just take a moment to thank SpiralOut at Deviant Art for the corner cogs used in the promo above and fartoolate at Deviant Art for the use of some brushes used to make some images in the book trailer.)
What is a book trailer?
A book trailer is like a ‘video flyer’. It can provide an easily share-able snippet – which the MTV generation created the appetite and the Y-generation have embraced. It has the potential to make our work accessible to a different audience – and potentially large audience, if shared on Youtube. The trick is to make it look professional, make it express the book and to make it short.
A crash course in another new programme (my old video programme is out of date) and here is my first ever book trailer:
Introducing The Adventures of Viola Stewart
Three short stories introducing my favourite character and some of her early shenannigans.
I have enjoyed putting my passions of photography and film to good use and plan to make more. What do you think?