Need a Book Trailer Made?
Authors and publishers are increasingly expected to create an attractive book trailer for their work — basically, a short video that captures the tone and atmosphere of the book, much like a movie trailer.
We do offer book trailer services – feel free to contact us about your book.
Our Top 10 Tips for Making a Book Trailer
- Start early.
- Be true to your book. Obviously, you want to reflect accurately the experience of reading the story. Communicating with words is vastly different from using sound and the moving image.
- Don’t try to be Martin Scorsese – or Robert De Niro either. Better to shoot for a funny, stylish, low-budget look than try for “Hollywood thriller” and fail.
- Don’t overload the trailer with words.
- Go high-definition. No one makes standard-def videos any more. Be careful, though, because most of the images you see on the web are both copyrighted and low-def.
- Make sure to obtain the full Photoshop document of your book cover. A good motion graphics artist can do wonders with every element in the document.
- Don’t forget sound. Music and sound effects will convey mood and emotion more effectively than you might think.
- Get the rights! Nothing’s more daunting than getting sued for copyright infringement for an image, video asset, or audio element in your book trailer.
- Know your limits. Don’t try to do something more impressive than your best visual work. Shoot for achievable goals.
- Keep it short. Five minutes should be your ceiling unless you’re doing something amazing.
Here’s the book trailer we made for Mocha Memoirs’ Avast, Ye Airships.