I have to admit that I haven’t read any of e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s work but I’m going to change that after seeing the trailer for Fat Angie. This trailer drops you into Angie’s world without a word of explanation, but it’s clear from the start this girl has problems. Her brother disses her while thinking he’s the coolest thing on earth, her therapist is a self-important twit, and the girls at her school? Mean Girls could learn a thing or three from them. They actually call her Fat Angie and they sure don’t mean Phat.
Then KC Romance enters the picture — quite literally. This is, after all, a trailer.
The script is so simple but there are subtle techniques used to give it power (pay attention to camera angle, how specific characters are framed and background music). Definite proof that you can do a lot with little technical effort.
Could you do anything like this to create a trailer for your book?