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Make a storyboard of your movie. A storyboard is an instrument that filmmakers use to know what is going to take place in a movie. It includes the shot (picture) and the dialog or narration.
After the Storyboard
After completing your storyboard, use the following steps and Internet resources to create your book trailer.
1. Gather the stills (pictures) you want to use to tell the story of your book. Try using public domain photos or those you have taken yourself.
2. Open your program - Windows Movie Maker or Photo Story.
3. Place the pictures in the order you want them to go. In the normal state, a still is on screen for four seconds; adjust this according to your needs. You can do that on the timeline.
4. Add text in the appropriate places. You will need to go the timeline and adjust the time or it will stay on there for about 10 seconds. That may not sound long, but in movies, it is.
5. Add transitions between slides.
7. Add music. Some people put the music first, but this causes you to plan according to the music. Try using public domain or your own music
Scoring Categories / Product Checklist
1. 45 seconds to 1 minute of video (10 points)
2. Book cover image - title and author's name visible (5 points)
3. Includes at least 10 images that create an atmosphere or tone that matches the textual story lines. (20 points)
4. Uses the voice track and/or music to stir an emotional response that matches the textual story line (15 points)
5. Editing includes at least three video transitions. (5 points)
6. Trailer includes the names of student creators (5 points)
7. Organization: Content is presented in a logical sequence to
build suspense and inform
8. Presentation interest level: Grabs the attention of the viewer with suspense, humor, or intrigue from the beginning (15 points)
9. Written text does not merely summarize plot of book (10 points)
10. Written text is free of surface errors.(5 points)