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Ziptales Online features a library of high interest stories and other learning resources which are suitable for students of all ages and their families. Staff and students can access login details on the LRC's school Intranet page.
Animoto video explaining how to create a book trailer
Video instructions to help you create your book trailer using Animoto
Credit is Due (The Attribution Song)
Rangers' Apprentice Booktrailer
Papercuts - Book Trailer Competition for Secondary Schools
In previous years, the State Government also ran a competition for schools asking students to create book trailers on a book they have read.
Go to Papercuts to see some fantastic booktrailers from last year using other technological tools available today.
You might like to gain ideas from last year's competition. Read students reflections about why they chose the book they did and how they went about their work.
I'm not sure if it will run again this year but if you are interested watch this space and we will keep you updated.
In any case you can enter the Dandenong High School Book Trailer Competition.
Remember the work must be your own original work to be considered for a prize.
You can use Animoto or other program and creativity will certainly be judged.
The Book Thief - Extended Movie Trailer
We learn a lot about Book Trailers from watching Movie Trailers that tell us about movies based on books.
This is one of my all time favourite books and it has just been turned into a film.
I also think it is an excellent trailer.
Think about the metaphor "Words are Life."
What do you think this story will be about?
Example of a Book Trailer using Animoto: The Hunger Games
Here is a fantastic example of a book trailer using Animoto.
CC Licenses & Images
Choose images with a CC license.
Make sure you understand the license before using an image.
Alternatively draw or take your own photos.
Give credit and acknowledge all work including the photos that you use in your booktrailer.
Or you can try the following sites to locate CC images:
The above site offers safe images for educational purposes. The images are accurately author stamped so you are sure you to give credit where it's due with little effort.