An Internet ad
A couple of weeks ago I was asked about the possibility of a short film/advertisement for Immortal. The person doing the asking was the same person who happens to be running the Indie Book Event and the reason she was asking is that I will be at the I+B+E in a few weeks.
The idea of doing a short internet spot has occurred to me in the past, but the problem has always been A: I don’t own a camera, B: If I did I wouldn’t know how to edit something properly, C: How the Christ do you advertise a BOOK, anyway? I mean, reading is a distinctly separate entertainment experience, and nobody watches a video expecting to read a lot of text. More to the point, I’ve yet to see an advertisement for a book that really worked.
I figured the best I could hope for was to drive interested people toward the info page and hope they read about Immortal there.
As for the rest of it, I know some creative people, and many of them own cameras.
So here’s my first thirty second spot. Let me know what you think of it, and if you like it, please share it.
(Note: the video is also on Youtube, but we had issues with which thumbnail image was being displayed. However, if you’d like to share it from Youtube instead of Vimeo, you can find it here.)