We enjoy creating book trailers because it's fun to give viewers some idea of what a book is about and why it would be fun to read it. The trick is where to place the "hook"--how to capture, and retain, the audience's attention--which is strongly influenced by another consideration: namely, how much plot should be revealed? Our book trailers are decidedly low-tech, because voice-over and multiple, live-action clips require too much time for our staff to devote, given everything else we have to do. But we have fantastic soundtrack music, thanks to the Library's composer, whom I call the Music Man. That's the best part of our videos, I think.
If we're lucky, perhaps one (or more) of our book trailers has spurred you to read a book (or books). That would make all the hard work worthwhile.
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