Video Sunday: Cute Babies, Zombies, Hares, and Tunes
Well, why not? It’s a nice teaser trailer. Let’s start Sunday off with a little Harry Potter action then, eh?
Tracie Zimmer’s The Floating Circus get the full book trailer treatment this week. This is a very good example of how to do a low budget preview for a book without a lot of complications or difficulties. Authors who don’t have the churn of a huge publicity machine at their beck and call take note:
Author Laurel Snyder of Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains takes a different route with her book video. If your book is like your baby and then you actually have a baby as well, isn’t that just two great tastes that taste great together?
Vimeo appears to be far superior to YouTube in terms of quality. I may have to start taking advantage of that.
Now let’s go 180 degrees in the opposite direction with a high-budget book trailer that has serious viral potential. Two words: Zombie Haiku.
And the rebuttal from Philadelphia Weekly. Thanks to Bookninja for the links.
Maud Newton says that "My Morning Jacket’s mildly bookish new song, ‘Librarian,’ is Dwight Garner’s summer of 2008 anthem." Not a visual stunner but certainly a lovely tune.
From Maud Newton (and mom).
Remember that episode of The Simpsons when Itchy and Scratchy are no longer on the air and Krusty takes it upon himself to show some Russian animation instead? That was my first thought when I heard of this 1973 Russian version of "The Fox and the Hare", as directed by Yuri Norstein. It is singularly lovely, however. The kind of thing kids might get a kick out of, even if they don’t understand the words.
Thanks to Jon Buller for the link.
And finally, I wasn’t the only person sporting a video camera at the 2008 ALA Convention in Anaheim. Here’s the official 2008 wrap-up of the event in question. Correct me if I’m wrong, but is this an exceedingly hip cover of California Dreamin’ by the Mamas and the Papas?
Thanks to the ALSC Blog for the link.
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About Betsy Bird
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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