6-second book trailers

This week is Teen Read Week, and Sellers Library is having a contest for teens to make a 6-second book trailer using Vine. I thought I'd share a couple of other book trailers using Vine I've seen that may help to inspire! They're simple, fun, and creative!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower:

The Fault In Our Stars:


Mo' Metta Blues:

The Mystery Box:

The Choke Artist:

Which is your favorite here? I think they're all pretty great! With just six seconds, you really have to have a clear idea of what you want to say! Experiment, play around, and tweet your six second book trailer to our Sellers teens account, @SellersYA with the tag #SellersTRW. Have fun!


David J. said...

I liked the short trailers for The Mystery Box and The Choke Artist.

Christy said...

How did you do these? Were they done on an Ipad, what type of editing was done? I think this might be something my tweens would like to do.

Paul said...

These are done using a program called Vine, made from the folks that made Twitter. It's a free program for iOS and Android, so any most smartphones and tablets can use it.

The great thing about Vine is how simple it is to use. You point at what you want to record, and you hold your finger on the screen to record up to 6 seconds. There's no editing to do, you just point, shoot, and you're done!

Here's an article from VOYA that goes into greater detail: