Notes from my DIY journey:
The most difficult part:
For me, it was choosing the music. It took me
There’s so much good music out there! After I listened to a couple tunes, I got lost in the melodies and tempos. Talk about an emotional, sensory overload! It’s like going into the perfume department in The Bay. I can’t tell one scent from another after about fifteen seconds.
Some music clips I found were too harsh, others too light; some distracting, others not suspenseful … And… I got carried away with the joy of listening.
The funniest part:
I laughed really hard when I saw the thumbnail YouTube chose. I didn’t get to choose it. I thought it would be the first frame, so I chose that one carefully. LOL Clearly You Tube likes, as do most romance readers, bare chested men.
I used Power Point because I’m familiar with it. (Thank you Jacqui Nelson for that tip.) I looked at different sources for pictures and went with Shutterstock, because I had several of their images already and I’m used to working with them. I listened to music everywhere at every price and went with Premium Beat. It had great tunes at a fair price.
The next one will go faster. Maybe. I’ve worked on this one for a week, between working on my wip and having a life. Once the trailer started taking shape it infiltrated my mind like a wicked virus that refused to be ignored. It became hard to get anything else done.
About $100. USD. I know I could have done it cheaper, but I’m happy with my choices and my product.
Would I do it again?
You betcha. When I have the next two books finished I’ll do a second trailer for the series. Creating trailers is a great closure project.
Now I’m off to promote it:)
What do you think? I’d love your feedback.