Book Trailers

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.

The group of trailer-makers at today’s 5-hour book-trailer-making workshop at Central Queensland University. I was there on Skype, watching trailers, researching images, sounds and music and giving feedback. In five hours almost every participant completed their book trailer.

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.

And I also screened a couple of my trailers for Nit Boy and My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up. You can learn how the 3D-animated Nit Boy trailer was made and also how to make claymation on the SLQ Summer Reading Club blog here: 

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.


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