Video Sunday – Trailer and More
So last night I’m at a friend’s going away party and one of the fellows there just happens to have come from a book trailer shoot for Libba Bray’s newest book. This is a trailer with a budget of $10,000, which may or may not be the trend these days. On the lower end of the scale are plucky independent book trailer projects done by teen fans of the titles themselves. Here then is our very own Miss Erin, teen lit blogger extraordinaire, with a trailer she made for Into the Wild. Note just how shocking it is to see real teens playing teens. It boggles the mind.
Monica recently linked to this trailer for The Golden Compass, but in German. Gives the whole movie a different flavor entirely, don’t you think?
I should save this for Christmas but…… nahhhh. Anyone who has read Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas by Russell Hoban has probably also seen the Jim Henson version. But have you seen the outtakes?
Those of you living in or near to Rochester, NY, you have my sincere envy. The Dryden Theatre will be presenting a series called Muppets, Music, & Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy which will culminate with a full unedited viewing of Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas. You lucky dogs. Thanks to Adrienne for the link!
Children’s Illustration had a Halloween video up not too long ago featuring these characters. I have to admit, I’m rather attached to them. Check it out:
And finally, the off-topic posting of the day. My father-in-law sent this to me and though it has little to nothing to do with kidlit, I felt obligated to post it.
I thought that Snowball might be an exceptional cockatoo. Then I looked on YouTube and found cockatoo after cockatoo after cockatoo and they were ALL great dancers. The scary thing? Each one has a different style. Eerie.
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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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