I have so many thoughts about the potential book trailer I can barely sleep at night. I wrote out a script of what I want a narrator to say. I also gathered up some photos I want to include and downloaded several short video shots of Little Man playing, snoozing, and cuddling that I had taken before Christmas with my old camcorder. Gonna make him a star!
But I realized today I have a problem: no narrator. When I mentioned this to Caroline, she had a most interesting suggestion. There’s a guy who works for her at the Harley place who has experience as a DJ. She said he has the perfect voice. So I called him up, and he came over.
We spent more than two hours recording each phrase, one at a time. It was hilarious trying to get him to “de-Southernize” and also not sound like he was introducing a stripper at a night club. When it was all done, it actually sounded pretty good!
But I’m starting to realize the work has only begun. I still have to find music, like a soundtrack, to use for the background, and I still have to shoot more video shots. Most of the pics I want to use were taken with different cameras and don’t fit the computer screen very well, so I’ve been digging around on YouTube for “how to” videos relating to my video-editing software.
What have I gotten myself into?
On top of that, I’m going to be featured in the Southern Authors Expo at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!