Do I really need a book trailer?
Then my writing partner in crime fiddled with some video software and made his own. It's nothing fancy, just a bit of text on a background talking about the book. No, I didn't think, I can do that. I thought, He can make me one too! That idea didn't go over too well. *sniff* But the seeds were planted and I was really starting to want a book trailer of my own.
I grudgingly accepted that, yes, I could do it myself. My hubby is a computer nerd so he could help me out if needed. I asked what program was used and mentioned it to hubby. Hubby didn't much care for that program and pointed out on the MacBook I'm using, if I switch over to the Mac OS, there is iMovie I can use that should be much easier to use. We popped over to the Mac OS, got an updated version of iMovie and I went to work. When I opened the program and had a moment of panic. Now what??? I had no idea. I figured it out eventually, found a nice background, typed in the script I wrote up and got the music and an image of my book cover added. After that, it was fiddling with the music and time so when changes in the music happened, the text would change. I really enjoyed that part. It took me about five hours I think. I didn't really time myself. I know Thor started and finished while I was doing it, but then the TV went off and I didn't look at the time any.
Now, I must warn you, I have never done anything like this before. What you are seeing is a n00b's first attempt at making a video of any kind. It screams novice. But I'm glad I did it myself. I had a lot of fun and I am very pleased with how it turned out. Even if it's not fancy or completely perfect, I like the fact I did it myself, that it became part of my self publishing journey. So, I will shut up now and you can enjoy the premier of my first book trailer. (10/18/11 note. Changed the trailer because original music was copyrighted and had to find different music. Also added images.)