If you guys are like me, you’ve often wanted to make a book video, but had no idea where to start or what you might need. This great post from D. Wallace Peach shows what you can do with Powerpoint, a program many of us are already familiar with. I’m eager to give this a try, and I suspect after you’ve read the post–and SEEN the beautiful video Diana created–you’ll want to try it, too. Check it out, and be sure to pass it along on your social media, thanks. And thank you, Diana, for such a helpful and informative post! 🙂 ❤
I’m a cheapskate.
I’m also technologically impaired.
So when it came to making a book trailer for Sunwielder’s audiobook pre-release hype, I resorted to the old familiar standby from my years of selling office furniture – MS PowerPoint. The program’s been updated over the past 2 decades, but I still figured it out with some trial and error. And error. And a little more error.
The main thing I learned is regarding sequence:
1. Start with your text: Keep it pithy. I used my book blurb and pared it down to its bare essentials. That gave me about fifteen slides to populate with images.
2. Then add images: I took advantage of Pixabay’s royalty-free, attribution-free images for this one, frequently mashing them together to create a scene. Remember to check copyright details for the images you decide to use.
3. Add transitions: Don’t get too zany, but have fun. Timing…
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