What is it?
Explore the supernatural underworld of The Bone Season series and create a book trailer.
The Bone Season is a groundbreaking fantasy series that has been described as “part Hunger Games dystopia, part urban fantasy”. This hack challenges you to create a book trailer by picking out key moments and themes within the series.
Where will it happen?
You can do this anywhere, but you'll need the following:
- Information about the series. Read the books if you can, and do some online research.
- A3 paper and pens or pencils to create a storyboard of scenes
- Something to film with. Video cameras, iPads or smart phones would all work.
- Editing software to link different scenes together. Try iMovie, Windows Movie Maker or Youtube.
When is it?
This is a one-off project, but it will probably take several sessions to plan, film and edit the trailer.
A guide to creating a book trailer: https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/1959/
A beginner’s guide to using iMovie on a Mac: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCq2ncg7Mqg
A beginner’s guide to using iMovie on an iPad: http://scratched.media.mit.edu/resources/all
A beginner’s guide to using Windows Movie Maker on a PC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZXK68NS7gU
Copyright free sound effects can be downloaded from: http://www.soungle.com/