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An inside Joke about My Book Trailer (Just for Us…)
Here’s the Deal
I made this book trailer for my novel Switchers all by myself. That’s not a brag; it’s an excuse. I’m not a video guy. Not a painter, sculptor. Not good at interior design. I can draw, perhaps, slightly above average. Or could when I did it more…
I’m getting away from the point. I’m not a guy who makes pretty visual things. I make music, write stories, host a podcast. But most of those things are auditory arts, or the special kind of magic wherein one person thinks something, transcribes it, and it’s in another person’s head without the two ever even meeting. Crazy. You can argue it’s visual, unless someone reads it to you. Like an audiobook, or my mom.
Here’s the Joke
So the point…(finally (in the 3rd friggin paragraph)) is that if you look at these individual frames closely, you’ll see one comically bad frame. But it kinda works when it’s not on the screen for even one full second. Allow me to just show you. Unless you want to find it yourself, go for it, but don’t look below the trailer or it’ll be spoiled. You’ve been warned.
Here’s the Punchline…
This shot. I used free stock photos and found two pictures of people who barely look alike looking into mirrors. I had to edit it with Canva to the best of my limited abilities. The grown woman wasn’t even touching the mirror, she was touching her hair. If you look close enough you can see where I blurred and colored over it. Neither of them even have hands…
Just not a great shot. But it’s only up there for, like, 0.7 seconds. However, now that you’ve seen it, you won’t unsee it. A fun little inside joke for us.
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Talk to ya later.
Christopher Tallon is the author of the dark, adventurous, time-travel novel Switchers.
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