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justkristin from the basement is reading whatever is within reach November 21, 2011 - 2:42pm

Just curious:

A friend of mine, Jincy Willet, just used XtraNormal to home-make a trailer for her upcomming book by creating a scene using their online tools. Has anyone else seen this done? Are there other examples of people creating trailers without paying the big $$? No doubt, the cost includes the distribution channels, and hers is more of a lark than anything else, but still...




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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind November 21, 2011 - 6:51pm

I'm an animator. As such as I know a bit on motion graphics, and I plan to make my own book trailer when I finish my project. However, this won't be very cheap. I'm planning on commissioning another artist to create the artwork, as my style of artsing doesn't match the feeling I want to convey. But we'll see. Maybe I can adapt?
I haven't seen a cheaply made trailer before, but I have seen trailers that seem cheap. Regardless, I'm a big fan of book trailers. I think they open up a whole new way of marketing and really utilize the web in ways a blog  can't. 

I have seen writers use xtranormal to create ways of advertising their books, but not book trailers. That's an interesting approach.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 21, 2011 - 8:34pm

That is a good idea.  I know a guy who is really into filming bizarre stuff, maybe he could do one for me.

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missesdash from Paris is reading The Informers November 23, 2011 - 3:37pm

oh god, that creeped me out. 


I really like stop motion trailers, though