WCDR Workshop: Produce your own Book Trailer – with Rich Helms

About the workshop

Date: Sunday November 17, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Trent University, Oshawa Campus, 55 Thornton Rd South, Oshawa Room 115
Cost: $85 for members, $95 for non-members

So you need a book trailer. With YouTube’s popularity, it is easy to upload and show your videos. But where do you start to create your promo?
This workshop will examine book trailers, their elements and approaches, guidelines and production strategies. We will look at target markets and how they affect a trailer design. We will also examine sources of stock images, music, sound effects and video, followed by how to capture live video including actions shots.
Participants will see how creating a book trailer is possible with any video capture device and a PC, Mac or iPhone/iPad. The video capture device could be an android or BlackBerry as long as it is a model that supports video capture

We will look at how to make a trailer with iPhone iMovie and Animoto (a web based system for creating videos that supports browsers in both PC and Mac and offers an app on iPhone/iPad.).
Students will have access to the Book Trailer 101 website for samples, analysis, guidelines and discussion.

In the workshop you will learn how to:

  • Analyze a book trailer by examining several trailer components and strategies
  • Plan your trailer
  • Write your script
  • Shoot, edit and upload using several approaches including:
    • iMovie for iPhone and iPad
    • Animoto with a smartphone or camcorder
    • GoPro for action shots
    • Publish to YouTube

* The students will not do the actual editing at the workshop. With diverse equipment it is not possible. I will be demonstrating the editor iMovie for iPhone/iPad as well as using Animoto with video from any device.

About Rich Helms

Rich Helms is a seasoned software developer with over 30 years of experience in computer Research and Development. His credentials range from deep technical work (five patents in hardware and software) to running R&D. Rich has been developing multi-media technology since the 1980’s including CARES (Computer Assisted Recovery Enhancement System) for the Metropolitan Toronto Police. CARES was the first computer system in the world for aging missing children. He is a past Board Member of the WCDR.

In 2010 co-authored “Amazon SimpleDB Developer Guide” for Packt Publishing.

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