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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Trinket's Trailer has Arrived!

Here is the trailer for The Seven Tales of Trinket!!

But before I show you, I want to talk a little bit about how I made it.

I really wanted to try and do it myself, and if it didn't turn out well, then I'd figure how to get some help (or get someone else to do it altogether.)  I'd read enough blogs by authors about their trailers to know that what I really needed was a SHORT storyboard that captured the essence of the story without giving too much away.


What I really needed before I began was the right music.  You see, music plays an important part in Trinket's story.  There is one lullaby in particular that, well...., it holds a lot of things together. Everything, actually. And I knew I needed someone to compose it for me.  Because I don't think musically.  I think in words and pictures.  But I knew the feeling this piece of music had to give.  It needed to be haunting, but not sad.

Luckily, my nephew is a composer, a musician, and an all-around swell kid.  I told him I wanted "something with a harp, and a flute.  It should sound kind of Celtic.  Oh, and here are the words to the lullaby."

I cried when I opened the file, folks.  He'd captured what I was hoping for so beautifully.  (He played all of the instruments and combined the tracks.) You are awesome, John!

For the storyboard, I wrote some stuff, cut HALF of it away (it would have been too long) and I had my script.

The pictures came from either the book or from photos taken by my husband in Ireland.  I almost had it finished, when I got a couple of awesome blurbs...and then some reviews....and I wanted to put them in because, well, why not?

So, last week, I finally finished it.  I hope you like it.  I hope it makes you want to read the book. And if any of you want to spread the word, feel free to share it on your blogs or such.  THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET releases on September 4th.




Jessie Oliveros said...

Am I the first one to comment? That was great! You're right--your nephew is very talented. I want his first album. And your book.

JennaQuentin said...

Beautiful...did I just discover my little sister's Christmas present? (that I'll, of course, get to read first ;)

Christina Lee said...

Wow, that music was BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Nicely done--so excited for you!

Anonymous said...

It's a great book trailer. Your nephew did an awesome job with the music.

Jess said...

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous :)

Christie Wright Wild said...

Awesome! I'm gonna have to read this!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I don't know how I missed this, but it is perfect! The music is just right and the pictures and words leave mystery. Great job!