Friday 9 July 2010

Black on the Box

Tony Black has got some very interesting stuff going on here...

And here...

My Father's Coat - 1st Cut from Pete Martin on Vimeo.

I was thinking about asking my multi-media multi-talented brother to have a go at doing some sort of promo vid for Requiems for the Departed, though I got a little sidetracked by recent events (I'll post about that in an hour or two for the benefit of those readers who haven't hooked up with me on Facebook).

Of course, it'd never have the professional and polished look of Tony Black's videos... no offence to my bro, but he just wouldn't have the resources for that. But I'm interested in knowing if people think this kind of thing is worthwhile. And if I ever did get something like this sorted out, after I post it on the blog, what else would I do with it?

Answers on a postcard or in the comment box. Whatever suits you.


Michael Stone said...

The above are good examples of book/author trailers but, if I'm honest, I never take any notice of these things. There are many things that will make me pick up a book -- the cover, a few good reviews, a recommendation from a friend... But a trailer? Nah. Not dissing 'em, you understand, just saying they don't appeal to me. I'm sure a lot of people do take notice otherwise why would so many publishers produce 'em?

Anonymous said...

Looks very good. But, as the man above says, I'm not sure how much impact they have. I feel they appeal to existing fans, but may not win converts. But whadda I know. Nowt much.
I was talking to Paul Nagle the other day. You've featured him on the site in the past for his thriller Ironic. He came up with a clever idea to make a series of short videos with clues to a real hidden treasure.
The difficulty was finding a publisher with enough get up and go to run with something out of the ordinary. (Though something a bit like that worked for that Masquerade book with the jewelled hare buried somewhere in the UK.)

Anon E. said...

The first book trailer I saw, I thought 'that's weird, they make trailers for books now?' Sometimes it's necessary to get the word out and is more engaging than a poster or display.