Lights, Camera, Action: Project 3

My project 3 is going to be a book trailer. For those who don’t know, a book trailer is like a movie trailer, but for a book. It’s a brief little clip that gives you an idea of what a book is about and makes you think, “OMG I totally wanna read this!”.

As I mentioned earlier in the semester, I was thinking of writing my own dystopian short story, but then it never happened. I am still not trying to write the entire story, but this will bring me one step closer to the dream. And hey, who knows, maybe once my creative juices have gotten to work I’ll find the inspiration to eventually write the whole story.

What I have in mind for now is that I’m going to use imovie and maybe a camera from the tech center (or whatever that place in the MLB is called) and just have a teaser of the book, which would require me to think of the general storyline premise for my book without actually writing the whole thing.

So far, I have been watching lots of book trailers to get a sense of what they’re like and trying to think of what my general plotline will be. I’m thinking something involving social media/iphone selfies going terribly wrong and causing some sort of problem in the world. More to come on that, though.

Here are some links to a couple book trailers for those who don’t know what they are:

–       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu5Erw-posg

–       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy40wRmGq9c

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