What influenced you to create a video book trailer?
I’d seen some trailers that I liked and thought it would be a good way to get across a strong message about the book. As The Hard Swim has some historical and geographical interest it could also be made quite interesting in the use of sources for the trailer.
What was your experience with creating your trailer?
Using Adobe Premiere Elements 10 for the first time was a learning curve! But once you understand its tricks it’s very easy to get to grips with. I found that I had to re-think my initial plan because I was giving away too much of the story. In the end the trailer hints at some of the ideas behind the story without giving away too much plot.
What advice would you give to an author considering getting a video trailer created?
See if you can do it yourself, first. Write a script that need only be a few lines on a Word document so that you narrow down what the trailer should be about. Don’t try to tell the whole story in 90 seconds.