The Compulsive Reader: The September Sisters

Friday, February 27, 2009

The September Sisters

Hey everyone,

Remember the book The September Sisters by Jillian Cantor? Well, it was released on Tuesday. I had HOPED to post this then, but my computer was not cooperating until now. But no worries!

Please give me feedback! I'm still getting the hang of the art of book trailer making (though it's become easier with my Adobe PremierePro), and I'm still having some issues with the text getting hard to read after I export my file, but all in all, it seems to be working out pretty well.


Anne Shealy said...

I really enjoyed this! Your trailer certainly makes me want to read it. Would love to talk more with you about how you create these.

Emily Ruth said...

hm, I really like it!

My friend would love this book.. she's a dessen fan :)

Ink Mage said...

Very cool! I think you're doing just fine with the book trailer-making.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Thanks, everyone! I spotted a few mistakes that I didn't catch the first time around (rats!) that I will be fixing, but thanks for the encouragment!

Mrs. Shealy: It's actually quite easy...I used to use Windows Movie Maker (which I taught myself to use) but now I use Adobe PremierePro, which is a little more coplex. It's basically a glorified slide show. Feel free to email me if you have any other questions!

Anna said...

This was really good. :)

I love watching book trailers. I'm going to try and teach myself how to use iMovie (what we have on Macs) better so I can do these. I don't know if I can do it though... I'm not real tech savvy. :/


Beth Kephart said...

Goodness. I tried to see this and somehow I'm blocked. I am going to keep checking in, see if I might be able to see it soon.

Beth F said...

Very cool -- the text was a bit difficult to read in some places, but I caught it all.

Alea said...

I agree the text was kinda hard to read but only in a few small instances.

This sold me more than anything else I heard about the book! Great job!

Em said...

Wow, that is super impressive! It definitely made me want to read the book. I'm going to add it to my wishlist now. :)

The only thing I would recommend is avoiding slides with a lot of text. There was one slide in particular...I had enough time to read the whole slide but it made me anxious, thinking I wouldn't be able to read it all, so I read it really fast and don't remember much of what it said.

Other than that, it was really cool and looked very professional. Great job!

Cheryl Renee Herbsman said...

Wow! Great job on the trailer! I am very impressed!

addicted reader said...

I have made only one book trailer in the past, and I love it too! It was for living dead girl. Right now, I am creating one for the author, so stay tuned at my blog!