November 20, 2014

This was incredibly exciting for me! As anyone who follows me, or has taken Video Idiot Boot Camp, or heard my podcast knows, I love Screenflow. It’s my go-to application for recording and editing video from my desktop. I even created a free video course showing how to use it, which I’m going to have to…

March 8, 2012

Yesterday I covered what I did to make the trailer below for How to Promote Your Children’s Book: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Create a Bestseller . Today I’ll go over how I did it. Wrote script, and timed/edited it by reading aloud ad nauseum. Recorded scratch audio with my own voice. Went to archive.org….

March 5, 2012

I’m at the Highlights Foundation Founders Workshop this week as faculty in their Making the Web Work for You week. One of the things I’m teaching is all about book trailers. Book trailers need as much editorial viciousness as manuscripts. Trailers should be short, grab the viewer, and be compelling to watch. A click is…