Dust City Book Trailer

This week, I spoke at a battle-of-the-books event, one with an internet hook-up between Toronto and Winnipeg, where Dust City is on the shortlist for the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award.

At the event, groups of students put together presentations about a particular book and were awarded points for creativity, detail and presentation skills. All pretty standard. At the end of the event, however, the group championing Dust City approached me.

“We made you a book trailer,” they explained. “Check it out.” (Being children of the 21st century, they had a smart phone at the ready.)

I’ve seen a number of homemade book trailers for Dust City, but none like this. These kids have taken some serious lessons from the hyperbole of Hollywood. But in a good way.

Anyway, the trailer kinda blew my mind. See for yourself:

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4 THOUGHTS TO " Dust City Book Trailer "

  1. Wow. I want to hire those kids. #notkidding

    • I’ve since learned that much of this is fairly standard with Adobe After Effects, but it’s still pretty impressive! And damned if I know anybody with a stray copy of After Effects just lying around. Kids. They come with everything these days, even advanced video editing software.

  2. Wow. That’s really good! I’m impressed with how smooth it was – and by that I mean that it was very well edited together. They did a great job! Much better quality than what I would expect from a bunch of high-schoolers.