Thursday, February 05, 2009

Zombie Trailer

I'd always wanted to do a book trailer for Foretaste of Forever, but never got around to it. Mainly because I thought it would be Far Too Hard and I'm all for making life as easy as possible (which, obviously, is why I became a writer! ha ha...)

Anyway, my great mate and CP Amanda Ashby has just created an awesome trailer for her upcoming novel, Zombie Queen of Newbury High. She told me it was a lot easier than grappling with our respective websites (we both use Frontpage. Seriously, it's a wonder we have any hair left on our heads!!) Immediately intrigued, I hunted for Movie Maker on the computer (okay, I lie. I asked my genius daughter to find Movie Maker) and then proceded to have a play with my Demon.

OMG. It was soooo much fun and horribly addictive! I still have some tweaking to do, but am keeping everything crossed I'll have it all finished and ready to show next week.

In the meantime, check out Amanda's Zombie Queen Blog Party Vid on Youtube or her blog
(and catch a glimpse of Naked Chested Man!!!)

Amanda's book is coming out the week before Touch of the Demon (it's going to be a busy month!) and yes I will be securing her in the hot seat and fire my breathtakingly insightful questions at her!!!


April Vine said...
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April Vine said...

I’ll be first in line to see Foretaste of Forever’s trailer. Seriously looking forward to it. Off to check out Amanda’s.

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, April! I'm itching to upload it, but can't finish it until my daughter performs some deeply complicated magicky stuff (iow, adds in my awesome music!!!)

Shelley Munro said...

LOL Great minds think alike. I've just done a trailer for Leticia's Lovers. (It's at Youtube) It's very addictive, and I'm looking forward to making another one. I figure it's something you learn by actually doing.

I'm looking forward to seeing your video. :)

Christina Phillips said...

Shelley, I really loved the trailer for Leticia's Lovers.

Yes, you're right about learning on the job - I just need someone to show me what to do (and be within earshot of my ladylike screams when I get stuck!!!) and I'm away!!!

Cari Quinn said...

Can't wait to see your book trailer, Christina!

One of these days I'm going to have to look into setting up my website, and may be calling on you for help. I'll need to get Front Page first though. LOL.

Off to check out Amanda's of luck to both of you with your upcoming releases! :)

Shelley Munro said...

Thanks, Christina. Check out Leah Braemel's blog (she did a how-to post on trailers) and Brenda Coulter has a how-to post as well.

I just read that and started. If I can do it, so can you. :)

Christina Phillips said...

Ooh Shelley. Thanks so much for that link. It certainly sparked some more ideas!!

Christina Phillips said...

Cari, OMG! If you could see the state I get myself in when I'm grappling with these techies things, you'd run a mile!!!

Thanks so much for hte good luck!!!

Kaye Manro said...

Good luck with the trailer, Christina. Can't wait to see it... Can I say holding breath? lol

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks Kaye! I hope it'll be ready to go before too long!!