Recently, our RJ Crayton schooled us on how to make a video trailer for free using YouTube’s video editor. Check that out, then come back here and post a link to ONE of your video trailers below so we can show it some love!
This is how it works: If you are an author, in the comments below, paste in the link for your YouTube book trailer video. (ONE trailer per person, please!) Make sure you show some love to the links in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up.
This should be fun and should generate a lot of likes, follows, etc. for everyone who plays. I’ll kick things off with ours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxpeL2u7FIk. (Okay, so that’s not a book trailer, but it’s pretty cool anyway!) Now let’s get the party started!
Don’t sweat it if your trailer embeds. We’ll fix it.
PLEASE be sure to reciprocate by liking those who like you. This is give and take. If everyone plays by the golden rule, we all benefit.
103 thoughts on “March Video Trailer View-fest”
Trailer for ‘Devil’s Lake.’ https://youtu.be/nIg6Uf4rtF0
Liked on YouTube!
I like how the text and sound are synched.
I’ve seen ‘Mr. Phish’ before, but he’s as funny the second time around as he was the first time I saw him.
Trailer for Concealed.
Wow its stunning. I like that the music fit the words. Nicely done RJ Crayton!!!!
Nice, short and effective!
Simple and effective.
The repetition “They said” worked well with the music. You created suspense with a simple building of concepts.
Trailer for Playing Charlie Cool.
Love the music.
I liked the taxi signs! 🙂
The music is perfect and the city scenes perfectly fit the story.
Very nice trailer. Love the music, images are terrific. Have you thought about putting a link to your book page, or sales page on Amazon in your YouTube description?
Clever use of video clips. It worked well.
I’m looking forward to enjoying some great trailers!!! Here’s mine, and everyone have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂
Thanks so much, Robert! 🙂
I think the text format and montage images fit the subject well.
Thank you very much, Tom! 🙂
Trailer for Waning Metaphorically, a collection of short stories.
This is great – very clever. Who did your voice-overs?
My paternal grandfather played piano in silent movie theaters!
The narrator’s voice was lively and effective. That really caught my attention. The sound quality was good.
trailer for The DCI Jones Casebook: Ellis Flynn
Very professionally done.
A friend did it for me.
The pacing and effects for text and clips worked well with the subject matter.
Trailer for my Air Force Pararescue Thriller SAY GOODBYE:
Nice suspense build up. Good show!
The images really introduced the book’s concept, and the text was easy to follow.
Trailer for my romantic mystery MINK TOO, all the riches in the world can’t buy love
Great music, and great trailer.
Great trailer. You should include a buy link to your book in the trailer description. That way, interested readers can quickly find your book on Amazon.
I like how you began and ended with the book cover, which is a great image.
Video trailer for Queen’s Gold: a hunt for Aztec gold leads to love and murder.
I really love this, Melissa – it so clearly shows the conflicts and the stakes involved. Nicely done!
It was a good idea to reveal the book’s concept early on, because it’s so intriguing.
Here’s my trailer for MISSING, my latest Frank Renzi crime thriller.
That music with the heartbeat sound is perfect for this!
Having the images slide onto the screen was very effective and added to the suspense.
Trailer for The Earthquake Doll
I’ll be catching up with the Likes throughout the day 🙂
The historic images were great!
I was so thrilled to find them – thanks!
Trailer for “The Big Burp Theory of the Universe”
When I set it up, I even put it on my Facebook, Google+, and Blog Page; along with my Word Search Book Tutorials.
Great concept! 🙂
Hi Candace, thank you for the complement
Nice video. You should put a link to the book’s buy page in your description. That way, an interested reader can click through to the buy page.
RJ Thank you I will try to do that.
Hi Joe, there are two different ways (and we’ve got the tutorials! 🙂 ) to do that: https://indiesunlimited.com/2016/03/21/how-to-add-a-clickable-link-to-your-book-trailer/ for “inside the trailer” and to put a live link in your description: https://indiesunlimited.com/2012/02/07/tuesday-tutorial-youtube-links/
Great voice for the subject matter.
Tom, thank you for the complement, that is my normal voice, I really enjoyed recording it. Sometimes it is difficult for people to take me to seriously but they love it when I tell them a story. LOL
Liked all to this point. <3
Trailer for The Monster of Silver Creek
by Belinda G. Buchanan
You set up the mystery elements nicely, imo.
Powerful music and images. The pacing works well.
I was asked so often whether The Year of the Red Door would be made into a movie (ha!) that I created a simple “fictitious” End Credits Reel for Volume 1 (The Bellringer). Here it is:
When the movie comes out, you’ll be all set! 😀
It must have taken an incredible amount of work to conceive and format all that text! The music sets a mood.
I decided to make it shorter than a real movie end credit reel would be, of course.
And I actually ran a “mini-promo” asking friends if they’d like to “star” in the credits. Got a great response, and I assigned “roles” as volunteers signed up. It was a great way to get some added attention to The Year of the Red Door. Many of the names in the cast and crew are actual people (some are actually real actors). Others are names of my ancestors, etc., or just made up.
The formatting was pretty easy (I used VSDC Free Video Editor), and I was lucky enough to license the great music from All-Star with lyrics that go well with the ending mood of The Bellringer. I wanted music that was similar to the “pop” music one might hear at the end of a movie, before the thematic overtures.
The hardest part was deciding who to assign to each role!! But I managed to avoid “casting” real people as any of the really awful characters. Whew!
Well now I know the proper pronunciation of “bonsai” – thanks!
Great video, and also great book!
Thank you Candace.
Excellent sound in the narration. The trailer establishes your expertise well.
Caught up to here.
Trailer for Evil Reign ~~
Not sure why my trailer is showing up here and not just the link like everyone else’s. I hope I didn’t do something wrong. I only copied and pasted the address. *confused*
Oh! There is just the link now. 🙂
Scratch the confused post. LOL
For some reason, many of them embed. We don’t know why, but we fix them. 🙂
Liked your trailer on YouTube, liked the music. From NeoSounds? I used that music for one of my trailers. Good choice!
Thank you, Susan. 🙂
I think the color palette of the images works well with the subject matter.
This trailer is on YouTube. It was made using the iMovie app on my iPhone 6+. There are two movie-making options, “movie” or “trailer.” I used the latter.
Attractive pics and nice music. 🙂
(I did mine in iMove, also!)
I’ve clicked “Like” for all the trailers up to this point. Whew! (But keep ’em coming!)
Not sure why my trailer for MISSING, a Frank Renzi crime thriller isn’t visible here? Oddly, someone already commented on it.
It’s up there, under Melissa Bowersock’s. It’s showing.
Trailer for Making Amends
I’m late to the party (sorry, sick kid!) but am going through and watching and liking now!
This is SO good – truly evocative of the mood of the book.
Hope your kid feels better soon!
Thanks, Candace! 🙂
The slow pace of the music and images really allows the emotions to build.
Thank you! 🙂
Got everyone as far as here.
A heartfelt thank you to all who have watched and liked.
Storm over Savournon (free this weekend on Amazon)
Made with iMovie
The images establish well the historical status of the novel.
Creative (and diplomatic) marketing!
Caught up to here. And thanks to everyone who did the “liking” on mine. 🙂
This is a great idea! I’ll check all of these out as well.
Very professional looking video. 🙂
Awesome video. I am halfway through the story. Good read so far. Recommended
Oh. Wow. Excellent trailers – I watched and “Liked” both. Gotta read these!
A recordable voice is a great gift!
This is a great idea. I like Mr. Pish especially. Please send along thoughts for this one.
Very professional. Good driving music, very ‘Enemy of the State’
Caught up on “Likes” to this point.
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