ALA10: Lights! Camera! Booktrailers!

The Teens and Technology Interest Group organized a panel program on booktrailers and video on Saturday afternoon at Annual.’  Here are some of the highlights and resources discussed by panelists.

New York Times best-selling author Simone Elkeles discussed two of her booktrailers: Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction, available at http://www.simoneelkeles.net). Elkeles wanted to make a booktrailer with music. She said she was a “child of the eighties” and wanted to make a booktrailer like the Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s opening credits — a rap book trailer. She felt that because teens are on the Internet that is where she needed to get them interested in her books. The edgy Perfect Chemistry was filmed on a green screen for about $5,000.
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