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Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: January 23rd, 2011, 9:25 am
by AVATC
I'm currently narrating A Woman Who Went to Alaska written in 1902 by May Kellogg Sullivan. She recounts her adventures in the Alaska gold rush at the turn of the 20th century.

While I finish up the audiobook in the next few weeks, you might enjoy seeing the trailer that I created to market it. I used Ms. Sullivan's pictures in her book to create the video. I loved writing and recording the script, selecting and mixing the music, and sequencing the video.

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6-Ea7fFEyk

Re: Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: January 23rd, 2011, 11:23 am
by earthcalling
That's great, Karen! :clap:

David

Re: Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: January 23rd, 2011, 6:38 pm
by Starlite
Neat Karen. Makes me want to go download the book.

Esther :clap:

Re: Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: January 24th, 2011, 2:06 am
by aradlaw
I wonder, a video trailer, is that another first for LibriVox ? - well done Karen.
(Also puts a face to Pauline) :D

Re: Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: January 24th, 2011, 7:26 am
by Guero
That is awesome! :thumbs:

Re: Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: January 24th, 2011, 7:49 pm
by AVATC
All, thanks so much for your kind words! I had a lot of fun in creating the video, and I'm looking forward to finishing the book!

Re: Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: February 16th, 2011, 7:18 am
by Lucy_k_p
Wow! I can't wait for the book to be finished, now I really want to listen. Great job, just from that trailer I can tell it's going to sound smashing.

Re: Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: February 16th, 2011, 7:44 am
by KiltedDragon
As the DPL for this, I can assure you it is. :D

Re: Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: February 7th, 2014, 8:50 am
by philchenevert
That was a wonderful video Karen! What video program did you use to record and edit it? :thumbs: I got cold just looking at the pictures.

Re: Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: February 7th, 2014, 9:01 am
by RuthieG
Superb! :clap:

Ruth

Re: Video trailer for "A Woman Who Went to Alaska"

Posted: February 8th, 2014, 8:18 am
by AVATC
Thanks to Lucy_k_p and KiltedDragon for your compliments about the recording; I don't know why I didn't see them before now!

Thanks also to Philchenevert and RuthieG for your kind words about the video.

To answer Philchenevert's question, I used iMovie on my Mac to create this video using Ms. Sullivan's original pictures. iMovie has a built-in effect called the Ken Burns effect that creates movement by changing the focus point on a still picture, just as filmmaker Ken Burns made famous with his PBS documentaries.

I've also used iMovie to create this audiobook trailer video that intermingles still pictures and video clips, as well as a picture-in-a-picture effect.

I'm learning to use Adobe Premiere for my videos, having created this audiobook trailer for Divas and Dead Rebels with it. While Premiere is more complicated to use than iMovie, I really like it because it gives you much better control over the timing. I never would have been able to synchronize the video of the marching band with the recorded fight song if I had used iMovie.

Please let me know if I can answer any other questions. Thanks again for your interest!