To complement the post about the Random House Teen Video competition, here is a post from Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers with five free tools for creating book trailers (or videos of any kind really).
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Are you a high school student who is a budding filmmaker and book lover?
Are you a teacher who is interested in getting your students to participate in a competition that not only benefits them, but your school as well?
This is a fun way to incorporate books into the classroom environment.
Random House are offering the chance for high school students to create one 90-second book trailer and win some fabulous prizes.
The winner will receive a massive cash prize of $1,000 plus $1000 worth of Random House books for their school!
All you need to do is choose one of the 16 books and create a 90-second trailer.
All eligible trailers will be reviewed by Random House staff and the best trailers will be shortlisted. Trailers will be judged on production values, adherence to the book and ability to evoke a viewer into wanting to read the book.
10 shortlisted entries will judged by an expert panel of book and film professionals. Stay tuned for the announcement of who our TBVA judges will be!
The judging panel will decide the 3 finalists. These will be eligible for the Teen Book Video 2011 Award for best book trailer.
To be eligible for judging, awards and prizes, the book trailers must be received by Friday 30 September 2011 and must be delivered as per required entry guidelines.