The main difference between a movie trailer and a book trailer is that a movie trailer already has visual images to work with – clips from the film. With a book trailer, the maker has to convert the written words into visual images. The trick is to convey a sense of what the book is about without giving anything away.
Your booktrailer must include information that reveals your understanding of the following elements within your novel:
- Main characters
- Plot–be very careful not to ‘give away’ the climax of the novel
How to Get Started
- Storyboard your ideas out. This will make your project much easier. Click here to download a storyboard template.
- Find your images and audio clips. Start by creating some folders to organize your media. In your t:drive, create a Book Trailer folder. Within the Book Trailer folder, create a Image Files folder and a Sound Files folder. Here are some places to find images and sound without breaking copyright laws:
- Open Windows Movie Maker. If you areunfamiliar with Movie Maker, click here for a Movie Maker help sheet.
This project aimsto develop the following skills:
- Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.
- Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view,use, and assess.
- Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.
- Respect copyright / intellectual property rights of creators and producers.
- Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information.
Sample Book Trailers: