Are you tired of your students turning in the same old projects for book reports year after year? Are you looking for something new incorporating technology? Bulloch County ‘s QUEST teachers are invited to this session to see how their students can create book trailers. A book trailer is a video advertisement for a book which employs techniques similar to those of movie trailers.
There are several free programs available online you can use to produce book trailers. Animoto, and Photo Story use digital still images only. Windows Movie Maker, One True Media, and Masher allow you to use video clips as well as digital still images. The students of WJMS used Photo Story to create their book trailers.
Book Trailer Resources:
My Wiki of WJMS book trailers
Squidoo Book Trailers
Darcy Pattison Book Trailer Resources
Book Trailers 4 All
LiveBinder of Book Trailer Resources
30 minute session the week before project – talk about project, begin thinking about book choice, show sample trailers
Day One – work on Storyboard
Day Two – begin looking for pictures on Google, show how to custom search for large images, how to save images to network folders, and begin creating bibliography
Day Three – import pictures into Photo Story, show how to edit pictures, arrange storyboard, add title text to slides and edit the text
Day Four – Show how to add blank colored slides to the storyboard, record narration, add transitions, and add motion to slides
Day Five – Adding bibliography and custom music
Day Six – Peer evaluation and rendering final movie