Monday, September 13, 2010

How to Make a Book Trailer #3

You know what you want

You have your script written

You've signed up at,, and

Now you need to choose your pictures and music.

Here's what you do...

Look at your script and think of an image that would match each line. Is it a flower? A close up kiss? A looming building? A single flame?

Once you have those images noted, go onto (or and search away. (if you choose to use be certain to search and use only their public domain pictures)

When that perfect photo has been found, simply download it to your desktop.

techie stuff: if you are unsure, here's a rundown on how you do it -

search pics in search box
once you find your pic, double click on it click the download button
if you have windows...
a message will come up saying 'open with HP media' or something similar

click okay

once it is downloaded you will be on a download screen
right click on your picture code
click on 'open containing folder'

right click again...
choose 'send to'

choose desktop

keep a good record of which image goes for which will come in handy next week.

Now choose your music...go to publicdomain4u and search under category.

Download your music onto your desktop as well.

You did it!!

Next, put your feet up and eat some Ben and Jerry's...this week was by far the most time consuming but now you are primed and ready to compile all these lovely things into a glorious trailer next week.

What kind of Ben and Jerry's did you choose? I'm a coffee heath bar crunch kind of gal :)



Carolyn V. said...

Tess, this makes me want to make my own trailer! I'm not even finished with revisions! Thanks so much for the info. =)

lotusgirl said...

I want to use my own pictures, so that may make it hard. I may need to find me some models. I wish I could write my own music.

ali said...

I'm still here Tess! I got overly excited and pretty much made my trailer after your first post! But now I need to go back and cut a bunch out and follow steps two and three, lol. That's what I get for rushing on ahead.

So, I'm a week behind, but I *am* still here!

Thanks for doing this!

Robyn Campbell said...

You and I have talked about mine, so...

And using Ivy and Cassidy is a must. But the other pics are outta there and I'm going to find others to replace those. Plus the other fixes. *sigh*

Robyn Campbell said...

Forgot to give my flavor. Very important. CHUNKY MONKEY, of course. (^_^)

storyqueen said...

This is really helpful! (I'm not ready to do it yet, but it will help when I am!)


Janna Qualman said...

You're so great to share these tips! I'm not ready, either, but maybe someday. Thanks. :)

Anything coffee or chocolate... or both together!

Scott said...

She's allllliiiiiiiiiivvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeee!!!!

Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy - Yummo!!

Thanks for the tips. I was wondering about you yesterday. : )


Tere Kirkland said...

Going to have to bookmark these tips for when I make my own trailer.

Thanks, Tess!

Susan R. Mills said...

Great tips! Also, I love the new look around here. Very nice!

Elana Johnson said...

I'm late this week. But I'm going to catch up on this, I swear. After today. And, uh, I don't have my script written either. #fail

Ben & Jerry's: Chunky Monkey. YUM!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Tess, can you do your own illustrations, scan them and use them?

Scott said...

Tess - I blogged about PR today. Go check it out! Ha!

Anita said...

Wow! Thanks for guiding us!

L.T. Elliot said...

Oh, Tess! You're a gem for doing this. *hugs* How are you?

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Okay, I'll admit that I'm not keeping up or doing my homework, but I think this is really great, Tess! I'm hoping to catch up later! Thank you!