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Examples of Book Trailers
Deconstruct the following book trailers to identify the techniques the creators have used.
- What worked well? What was effective?
- What could be improved?
- What techniques can you identify?
Here are some questions and ideas to prompt your thinking:
- Who is the intended audience?
- How is the audience hooked in? What technique is used to grab attention?
- What is the central 'dilemma' or complexity and how is this communicated to the audience?
- How is the genre of the book communicated?
- Who is communicating the information? A character? An omniscient person/being (sees and knows all)?
- How is tension developed?
- What persuasive techniques are used?
- What didn't work or could be improved?
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The Enemy by Charlie Higson
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Gone by Michael Grant
Wake by Lisa McMann
Shelter by Harlan Coben
How to Create a Book Trailer
Tips to Create a Great Book Trailer
- Don't remake the story. Instead raise questions about the story to hook your audience in:
- Will they survive?
- Will he find true love in the end?
- Can she ever find a place to call home?