Welcome Back, Guest Fox Opal Campbell
By Jeff Salter
Absolutely delighted to welcome Opal Campbell back to 4F1H as my Guest Fox. The last time she was here on Aug. 29, 2012, she was talking about her writing, but today I asked her to share a bit about one of her other creative endeavors.
Your new novel is out but doesn’t have a trailer yet? She can solve that for you. You ever struggle with the balance of challenging technology, flagging creativity, and lack of resources? But you still need a trailer for your new novel? Well, look no further, because Videos by O is at your service.
I’ll let Opal explain:
With over 150 trailers made to date I am always looking for new ways to help my clients promote. Recently I have started making cover reveal videos for a number of authors I know. I am always open to new ideas. Looking for something different? Let me know 🙂
I also asked her, “What is your process for selecting the MUSIC to support the art and blurb of the books you’re promoting in the trailer?”
Music is SOOOO important to a trailer! I always ask my clients if they have a preferred “feel” they would like me to go with…then I have to set about finding the selection. I take a lot into consideration. Tempo, genre, feel, the blurb, the cover etc. It ALL plays a huge part in making sure the music works. Sometimes I will go through four or five music selections before I decide on one…and even then it is ultimately up to the author if the music stays or if I find something else 🙂
It’s not JUST the feel of the music that is important but the tempo. It HAS to work with the timing of the blurb and images 🙂 When it all comes together….the result is a trailer that EVERYONE is pleased with 🙂
I asked Opal to share a link to her FAVORITE book trailer (that she’d created). You’ll never guess which one she selected! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqrE_5KxrHs
Her Business Site
Videos By O…creating video projects for ANY budget isn’t just what drives me…it’s how I operate 🙂 I really don’t have set prices. I allow my clients to pay me what they feel the video is worth once the project is completed 🙂
Her Previous Visit
Here’s the link to Opal’s previous visit on Hound Day: