YouTube: Professional or Fun?
Before I became an author, I never thought I'd post a video on YouTube. Now, I have my own "channel." I guess it's the teenage spirit inside me who thinks it's fun to play around with Windows Movie Maker. I really have no other excuse. I've even heard it's a bad idea to make video book trailers because they don't always look professional. That should have discouraged me, I know. But my husband, a former film major, declared that my video is "sort of okay." So now it's out there. Have at it.
This time around, I asked my brother Randy Latimer for help with the music. He's a very talented musician, who plays with the group 40 thieves. They play Irish-inspired rock and are a popular group in the DC area. Randy is the fiddler for the group, but he also plays piano, drums, guitar, etc. The music he made for the trailer sounds a little bit country. Here's Randy playing with his band. He's on the left:
|I got this picture from the Washington Post.|
I won't tell you how he recorded it . . . unless you ask. Or maybe you can guess.