I have spent the past two weeks running LitVids book-trailer talks and workshops via Skype for Mackay Libraries, paying virtual visits to the schools in the area. I'll be announcing the winner of the LitVids trailer-making competition at this year's Whitsunday Voices Literature Fest.
Here, I'd like to share some pics from the sessions and some of my favourite trailers that I stumbled across while researching the project.
Captain Congo book trailer by Greg Holfeld
Marcel the Shell with Shoes on trailer by Dean Fleischer-Camp. The trailer came before the book deal and now the trailer has had almost 18 million Youtube views. This was a favourite in the trailer talks and workshops.
Chloe and the Lion trailer.
Nit Boy book trailer.
My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up book trailer.
BIG thanks to Mackay Libraries, Donna, Kath and Steve Pace for running the LitVids competition and believeing in the value of kids' and YA literature.