It is time for the next step in making your own novel/picture book trailer...you can totally handle this one.
First, bring your homework to the table.
How many frames do you want in your trailer? Remember your homework last week...figuring out that number.
Now, with that number, you are ready to write your script. One simple line for each photo frame.
Make it short...the viewer will only have a second or two to read and process the words.
Make it flow and,
Make it match your story. Be true to what your story is. Find the main thread of story and follow it.
Also, be thinking of images you would like to match to these lines. For example, in my trailer..I knew I wanted the line "a preacher's daughter" with something that might symbolize this like a single flower or piece of lace. Make a note of these images on your script.
The second part of your homework is to hit the following four websites
Sign up for the free membership on the ones required (as noted below) and just get a handle on what the site is. We won't actually be using the sites until next week... but it will be easier if you already know them a little bit.
The websites are:
onetruemedia.com - sign up for the free level of membership. this site is our actual composition site.
morguefile.com - sign up for the free level of membership. this site is an excellent and safe resource for public domain pictures
flickr.com - sign up for the free level of membership. this site also has good public domain pictures, but you need to be careful because not all pics on the site are public domain (in fact, most on this site are not). If you use this site in our next step, you will need to be sure to be using the public pics.
publicdomain4u.com - this is the music site we'll be using.. no sign up required, but you might want to fiddle around. Go to the homepage, scroll half way down to the list of music categories (ex: punk rock, new wave, classical, etc)..click on the category and listen to some music.
keep a list of your new passwords to these sites!
Okay..that's it. Do this and we are half way there....whoopee! Don't quit on me, guys. I'm really excited to see your trailers in a few short weeks.
Questions: Who's still out there? Who new is jumping in? Can you help spread the word? Authors pay real cash for these trailers and we're learning how to do them for FREE....even if you don't use this particular trailer much, the process of learning will come in use someday...I promise!
if you get stuck, feel free to email me at tesshilmo(at)comcast(dot)net