Script -- I
start by writing a preliminary script, usually based on the book's cover
blurb and any synopsis the author provides. The customer may help to revise
this script before editing starts. How closely the script can be
followed is determined by what images and music can be used. Basically,
a script is a starting point -- like the outline or first draft of the
book -- and the finished video may only vaguely resemble the starting script.
-- Much of the time spent on video creation is for image searches
and graphics processing. My first effort is to find free and/or public
domain images. Failing that, I search microstock image sites. The
cost of any images purchased is added to the cost of the trailer and the
customer is consulted before images are purchased.. If a customer
provides their own images, there is, of course, no charge for their use.
Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders by L. Leander
Fiction, Mainstream Historical
If there is no appropriate music in Word Slinger's production music library,
I check stock music sites. The charges for stock music or sound effects
are added to the cost of the trailer. The customer is consulted before
music and/or sound effects are purchased.
--Virtually all images have to be processed in some manner, even if it
is simply cropping to fit the video screen. Images also usually require
adjusting contrast, saturation, etc., in a graphics editor.
the cost covers manipulating the timing of fades, dissolves, and other
transitions, and pans and zooms. Editing also involves putting titles/text
on the screen to accompany the images and tell the story, or adding a voiceover..
Videos can take two weeks
to a month to produce. I consult with the customer throughout the editing
Sweet Southern Boys by Connie Chastain
Fiction, Adult and YA Coming of Age Novel
The Black Dagger by David Rollison
Fiction, Action Thriller
Intruders On Battleship Island by Jerrye Sumrall
Fiction, YA Mystery
How to Find the Heart of Bali by Kate Benzin
Transformative Travel in Nepal by Kate Benzin
Southern Man by Connie Chastain
Fiction, Mainstream with Romantic Elements