Book Trailer Task

Your task is to create an eye-catching Book Trailer that will promote your book to other students.
Use images, video, animation, music, voice overs and words to create your book trailer. Use copyright friendly resources. Your presentation should be between 30 seconds and 2 minutes.

Use Movie Maker, iMovie, Animoto, or PowerPoint saved as a movie to present your trailer.
Other media will be considered - just check with teacher for suitability.

To create a short book trailer which recognises and promotes the essence of the story


How to Make a Book Trailer

Click on the link to find out how to make a book trailer. How To Make A Book Trailer on Prezi by Michelle Harclerode

Movie Making Tools

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Windows Movie Maker is an easy-to-use video editor that helps you put together photos, videos, music and special effects to create a movie presentation.
Basic Steps:
  1. Import the photos and videos you want to use
  2. Select the background music or a voice over audio track
  3. Add some titles and end credits if you want. Add captions or pages of text.

iMovie.pngiMovie Tutorial
How to use iMovie on the iPad 2014

How to make a video on Animoto

Example of a Book Trailer on Animoto

Man vs Wild

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* Check out this link for a variety of student made Book Trailers.


  • Does it HOOK the viewer in?arrow_curved_blue.pngstage-hook.png
  • Is the mood of the story evident?
  • Are the main characters mentioned?
  • Does it have short sharp text? Questions?Words?
  • Are there suitable visuals? (images or videos)
  • Does it use theme appropriate voice over or music?
  • Does it keep you interested throughout?
  • Does it end leaving you wanting to know more?/go out and buy the book?

Book Trailer Assessment Form