Monday, October 28, 2013

Florida Romance Writers Monthly Meeting

DATE:  Saturday, November 9th, 2013
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel
1825 Griffin Road
Dania, 33004
COST: $22 per person/member, $25 non-member; includes buffet breakfast
DIRECTIONS: I-95 to Griffin Road exit (Exit 26).  Go east on Griffin and make a right at the first light into the Sheraton parking area.

Book Trailers: From PowerPoint to iPad Apps By Alison McMahan, award-winning screenwriter, author, and filmmaker.

Book trailers are great marketing tools and a fabulous addition to your book’s webpage. Trailers spark discussions about your topic and draw readers to your site.  Book trailers can be expensive, but a short, simply designed book trailer is not hard to make, using the resources most writers already have. We will start with some guidelines for a good trailer concept. If you are daring, bring a synopsis (no more than 250 words) of your book and I’ll use one from the group to do a sample book trailer script.  Then we will go through the basics of finding free music and images and creating a powerpoint-slide show book trailer (there will be a webpage with a list of resources). For the more cinematically ambitious we will look at ways to make a live-action movie with an iPad, and how to use stop-motion, animation, and other effects with easy-to-find apps.
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