Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The lighting will be perfect for reading. Modern and calming and not harsh yet bright enough.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Thanks Tanya for another thought provoking question.
This week’s question: How would you finish this sentence, if you were writing the opening scene of a novel? “I had just slammed the door, when
I had just slammed the door, when I realized the door would not stop Roger from getting inside. I ran upstairs to the window off the back porch where it was possible to climb out to stand on the roof overhang. Once outside I could see for miles. But there was no sign of Billy. Maybe he never got my message. Maybe he still didn't know the truth about Professor Morty's disappearance.
I pulled what was left of my cell phone from my jeans pocket. But since Roger had crushed it with his wire cutters I knew it was not going to work ever again. The sound of shattering of glass at the front of the house below announced Roger’s entrance probably through the living room window. I had to keep moving. I leaped off the porch roof reaching for a projecting branch of the great maple tree. It looked sturdy enough to support my weight and it did hold but only briefly until it snapped. I found myself lying on the ground holding the broken branch in my hands. I was bruised but it seemed to me nothing was broken.
Roger yelled my name and he was getting closer. My thoughts leaped with hope when suddenly I heard the distant sound of Billy’s motorcycle. It was getting louder. I pulled myself up from the ground and ran as fast as I could across the mansion lawn toward the road at the bottom of the slope where the grass met the road. I arrived on the road waving my arms just in time to meet Billy on his roaring monster of a motor bike. He screeched to a stop directly in front of me.
“You look terrible. You have blood all over your face. Are you OK doll?”“How many times do I have to tell you never to call me such a revolting name? Just get us out of here. He knows! He is furious. We must get away. Now!”
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I made an attempt at another trailer with a deeper voice for Albert. I used Muvee software this time. The file is small and therfore the images are fuzzy. But the sound works O.K.
The process is so much fun. It could become addictive. It is all a creative process.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Because of a question posted on CWILL this week about book trailers, I decided to give it a try and see if I could make one. So here is the result! It was a lot of fun to put this together.
Kids love this book about Albert. The story includes playing soccer and one bully named Bill and it has a funny happy ending to satisfy every child.
It is possible to order a copy of Albert's Old Shoes from your local bookstore. If they can't find it listed, you might explain that the book is available from Fitzhenry & Whiteside in Toronto. It was originally a Stoddart/Kids paperback until Fitzhenry & Whiteside took over Stoddart's collection.
Scholastic / Northwinds Press was the publisher of the original hard cover editions.
Stephen Muir is the Author. Mary Jane Muir is the illustrator.