"WORDS ARE, IN MY NOT-SO-HUMBLE OPINION, OUR MOST INEXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE OF MAGIC. CAPABLE OF BOTH INFLICTING INJURY, AND REMEDYING IT." ~ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Trailer for Shattered

During my whole Geek Squad debacle, LTWF had a book trailer contest. I wanted to enter, but it was impossible... you know, seeing as how I didn't have a computer for a month. But I was okay with not entering--I was just grateful that they got me started thinking about making the trailer. (And so did Nathan Bransford and Myrlin A. Hermes.)


So. I made one :-) And let me tell ya, it was super fun!  The following is my finished project*:





Oh, and I started a Youtube channel... not that there's much material there yet, but friend me if you have one! Click here for my channel!




*This book trailer was not made for profit. Just for fun!
All images found through google images. 
Featured Music Clips
Fury by Epic Score 
Requiem for a Tower Mvt IV by Corner Stone Cues 


♥ Sara



61 comments:

  1. Yay! I love this trailer! I'm so glad you posted it AND posted about it!

    I'm reading that book by Myrlin A. Hermes! I actually bought it because I saw her book trailer! It's really good so far.

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  2. OH MY! Love it the tension from the music and the flickering images....wonderful! I am so pumped now & eager...I want to know more! ;o)

    Great job Sara!

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  3. Yay!! I'm glad you posted :) You know how I feel about it (that's it's awesome and makes me want to read your book, uh, yesterday.)

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  4. Nicely done! Love that music. Your trailer does exactly what it should: got me intrigued and left me wanting to know more. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Ooh! That looks so great! I loved the use of something as common as salt. Great music too!

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  6. Had to watch it a few times to fully appreciate this! LOVE it. The music is awesome and I love your word choice. Bravo! So, when can we get our hands on this book?

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  7. You did a FANTASTIC job with this!!! LOVED it -- can't wait to do one of my own :D

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  8. WOW this rocks! I'm so impressed, I wouldn't even know how to do this, much less make it so awesome. *blog high five!*

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  9. LOVE the trailer! Really, love it. And it does exactly what it's supposed to do...make me want to read the book!!! :)

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  10. Love it Sara - it looks really excellent.

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  11. good for you for even making one! I'm going to have to find someone talented to make one for me.

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  12. That is really fabulous! You did a great job.

    btw, I think your blog looks awesome too. I'd like to do a blog make over. Any advice?

    Thanks.

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  13. I loved this the first time I saw it, and I love it even more now. Wicked awesome trailer that got me really pumped. :) Great job.

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  15. I'm on dial-up. Bugger! Sadly, couldn't get to view Shattered trailer.

    I'm sure it was great though :)

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  16. Your trailer is so pretty! It's really eye-catching.

    What programs did you use to make it?

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  17. I've seen quite a few trailers by now, and that is one of the best, Sara! I loved the music and the tempo change in the images. Really well done :)

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  18. You are the video queen! Great job. :)

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  19. Thats my FAVORITE trailer music, Ive been obsessed with Lux Aeterna since The Two Towers! Nicely done!

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  20. Oh Wow! That was awesome! That totally makes me want to make a trailer of my own. So cool :)

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  21. I played this during my writer's meeting and they all want to read it!
    Hope we can believe the hype.

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  22. OMG That it amazing! Make mine! lol I soo want to read you book now!

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  23. Great Job! Love the crescendo of the music with the pace of the pics. Very well done ;o)

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  24. Wow! This trailer is totally HOT, great job! :D Now could you make me one for my book, lol?

    ~Ella

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  25. This is great, Sara! Sorry I am just now watching it. But it was seriously great! I am so pumped to read your book now! So, if you could go ahead and get that thing published, that would be great. =)

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  26. OMG... Sara this is great! I would so buy your book right now. : )

    Making book trailers is so much fun. It's my favorite way to procrastinate. I haven't had a chance to try out my iMovie program on the Mac but I can't wait! : )

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  27. Stupid firewall... Will send myself an email so I remember to come back after work. :)

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  28. Awesome! I love the angle of her looking up at the apple. Very well put together. Book trailers are a very recent discovery for me but I have to say I'm liking them. Very exciting. I don't have enough (well, any) video expertise to make my own but it's fun to fantasize and who knows, maybe when I get to the point where I'm ready to share some of my book with the world, I'll figure out what I can put together. Thanks for sharing.♥

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  29. Your trailer is fantastic!!! I totally want to read the book now! :D

    Do you mind if I showcase it on my blog this Friday?

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  30. Wonderful trailer! Flows smoothly, text is easy to read, great music! Looking forward to reading the book!

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  31. Oh, wow! This trailer was just plain Wow! I can't wait to read it!

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  32. Very cool trailer (and premise!)!!!!

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  33. Great trailer! It's hard to put together something effective and isn't flat, but yours is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Sara,

    That's really professional for something you did for fun! I've messed around with my adobe, so I can do one for Nightshade City soon. You did a great job...seriously! It's good!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  35. Aw you guys really THANK YOU! Anytime I'm feeling low, I'm just gonna come back here and reread your comments :-)

    Regarding some of the questions:

    Elle, I'm hoping over to your blog re: your makeover question as soon as I post this!

    Shannon I would totally make one for Chasing Everblaze if you wanted me to :) But I have a feeling yours would turn out even better if you did it with your background and all!

    Guinevere, I used iMovie--an app that came on my Mac. But if you don't have a mac, there's a program you can dl for free for PCs! Click the LTWF link in my post, I think there's a link to the program there.

    Iapetus, I totally giggled at your comment. Thanks for sharing it and I hope it lives up to the hype too, ha.

    Ella, you think I'm joking but I totally would make one for you! I LOVED making mine. So. Much. FUN.

    Nathalie, that is so sweet of you! I would love it if you did :) Aw, I'm literally blushing right now!!

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  36. That was awesome! Very epic. By the way, what is the song you used? It's used in a lot of things, and I know it's on the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack but it's a different version.

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  37. I said it before but I'll say it again. Very impressive. I would have no clue how to even begin creating a trailer. Fabulous job! :)

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  38. That trailer was AWESOME!!! I would have no clue how to even go about doing that! So cool. I was so excited watching it!

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  39. Love, Love, LOVE this trailer!! Excellent!

    Thanks for visiting my blog~

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  40. So it looks like I expressed my feelings on this trailer pretty much everywhere except here! Ahh! How did I do that? Seriously. I suck.

    So, to make up for it:

    This trailer for Shattered is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yes, but you knew that already! So, tomorrow (err..later) I'll post a public apology for being a lame CP. K?
    And I'll do a little dance for you right now *Dances like a loon*
    There, see, I totally danced for you like an idiot and made a complete fool of myself in front of EVERYBODY!

    There now...oh yeah, and your trailer rocks!!! I loved that rapid-fire section with all the pics? Super cool. And the salt spill (brilliant, darling!). It's soooo good, and even if I hadn't read the ms already and to know how awesome it is, the trailer would make me want to read it. So, well done, sweetie peetie lemoneetie.

    P.S. Love the 12 1/2 writing rules!!

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  41. Fabulous trailer! I love it!

    And thanks for visiting my blog! Looks like we're gonna get along just fine, I've just had a peek through yours and I <3 it!

    JKB

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  42. Wow, Sara!
    You did such a wonderful job with your trailer! I am most definitely interested in reading it now!!!
    :)

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  43. Very Cool Sara! I'm extremely impressed.

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  44. Wow! I love how you kept the pace up like that! And you varied your font really well. Awesome trailer! Your first line about her eyes changing color really hooked me!

    I saw you on my sidebar so I wanted to stop by and say hey. :-)

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  45. Hey Girl! Yep coming by to share some love:

    I left you an award at my blog:

    http://princesscourtneysbarr.blogspot.com/2010/02/over-top.html

    Visit My Kingdom Anytime

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  46. Wow!!! Awesome trailer. That was soooooooo cool.

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  47. Sara, I was just stopping back by because I think you live in the same area I do, and there's a writing event coming up I thought was really neat -- Agent Idol, where agents judge your query/first three pages in a contest (and it's free, sponsored by The Writer's Center). In case you were interested, I thought I'd drop you a note.

    https://www.writer.org/events/freeEvent.asp?id=430

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  48. Sara! Fantastic job! I showed my hubby (he's going to make mine). He produces and directs video for a living and he said "Wow, that's really impressive for iMovie." That's a HUGE compliment coming from him (not that I needed to hear it, I obviously loved it so much I had to share it with non-fiction-reading-husband).

    Anyway, awesome job. Makes me eager to poke hubs in the arse to get moving with mine.

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  49. Sara, your trailer is AMAZING!!! Tell me more about this book!!!

    Patti
    www.pattilacy.com/blog
    patti@pattilacy.com

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  50. Awesome job Sara! I'm so watching for this book. Great title too!

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  51. Wow, that was fabulous! I love the music, too. Evocative! Now, when can I read it :-)

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  52. WOW!!! The trailer video is amazing! It has me wanting to read your book!!! I'm very interested and intrigued! I can't wait for your book! Great job!!!!

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  53. I know I'm totally late to this party, but I have to say, Wow! Your book sounds awesome. Great job! :)

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  54. Oh my goodness, I got chills! :D That was incredible. Well done!

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  55. This looks wonderful for the YA market!

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  56. Old news, I know. But I just saw your trailer for Shattered. I loved it. I pulled out my reading list and started adding it, then hopped over to goodreads to get the rest of the details and came up blank. It took me a while to realize Sara McClung was THE Sara of Babbling Flow. Duh!

    I'd read this book. Totally! If you haven't finished it, FINISH IT!

    If you haven't found representation, I wish you all the luck.

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