Mommy, Where Do Book Trailers Come From?

How Do You Create A Book Trailer?

Well, I don’t! My son-in-love created my first two trailers–Love Amid the Ashes and Love’s Sacred Song–and the great folks at Jones House Creative produced the trailer for Love in a Broken Vessel. I thought I’d share with you a few steps that each one used to arrive at the awesome finished products!

Scripting the Trailer

I enjoy a book trailer with music and written narration. A human voice-over feels like an intrusion in the imaginary world I create with my characters. For this reason, the scripting becomes incredibly important, giving the book trailer its very essence…

Love Amid the Ashes Trailer…

My son-in-love scripted most of Love Amid the Ashes without ever reading the book. He knew the basic premise of Job and I told him how I planned to work Jacob’s daughter, Dinah, into the plot. He used single, powerful words to convey a gripping question we all ask in amid our darkest days–WHY?

Love’s Sacred Song Trailer

Love’s Sacred Song was a complex plotline about a complex king. Sweeping landscapes told of the larger-than-life King Solomon and his hundreds of wives. He had big problems and long phrases to describe the poetic verse of Solomon’s Song of Songs.

Love in a Broken Vessel Trailer

Matt, Tracy, and Emily at Jones House Creative created the Love in a Broken Vessel trailer. My only contribution was the original scripting. After I submitted my general ideas for slide wording, Matt began the creative process. He listened to lots of music to choose the right background. His wife, Tracy, sorted through a bagillion pix and video clips, and Emily was responsible for the atmosphere that surrounds much of the overall marketing for the book. After the elements of the trailer were assembled, I heard from the gals that Matt went into his “creative cave” and wasn’t heard from for days!

The Tricky Thing About Trailers

A book trailer tells a story–but it can’t tell THE story of the book! Or no one would buy the book, right? That’s why I love all three of these book trailers. They tell the story BEFORE the story. They get you prepared to read at a level of understanding that makes the book even richer…Enjoy!

Any questions?

If you’re interested in talking with Matt Jones at Jones House Creative, you can CLICK HERE or email him at: matt@joneshousecreative.com

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