Posted tagged ‘John Beske’

A video trailer for Marla’s new book

January 25, 2012

As I mentioned in a previous post, my wife, Marla Rose, has written a new novel that we plan to release as an eBook next week. This morning, we launched the book’s first video promotion on YouTube, with plans for several others to follow.

The video uses a combination of animation, voiceovers and music to recreate the mood of Marla’s buoyant yet gripping prose. At first, we didn’t want to show any hints of the characters, since we want readers to form the images in their own minds, but we finally decided that it would best serve our purposes to show some teasing, half-hidden or extreme close-up images of the teenaged protagonist.

We’re also redesigning the website to reflect the new look of the video. We’ll have that up shortly, at least several days before the release of the book.

We’ll keep everyone posted.

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Burning 2011

January 3, 2012

Okay, I’m back. This blog took an unscheduled break for about 5 1/2 months while I focused on other projects. Now it’s a new year, and a new blog that I have solemnly sworn to keep up-to-date. I’m switching to a simpler concept that doesn’t take so much work, so it’s easier for me to update content. I’ve also got a bunch of stories ready to load, so it will be a while before I run out of ideas for new posts.

To start the new year, I’d like to show an example of my newfound affection for IMovie and YouTube with a simple story about a cleansing ritual that demonstrates that even when things don’t work out as planned, they still work out just fine, so long as you can keep a positive attitude.

So here’s the video:

I’m really excited to see what 2012 will bring, and as the year progresses, I’ll share the highlights here.