Attempting to write a script for a book trailer is as bad as writing a blurb. Or maybe it's harder, since with a trailer you need to match the words to images. And also find short, punchy micro-sentences that can easily be read in a second or two.
I'm trying to make a trailer for Mad, Bad & Dangerous, and most of what I can come up with is...blah. And Kett isn't blah. Kett is argh. Literally.
Some of the images I've found are perfect, like this one I bought from dreamstime.com, which is absolutely perfect for Kett. It's also from the same model/shoot as the picture used for the cover, which works out beautifully.
But then an image, or sequence, that encapsulates the actual tone of the book? That it's about love, and sex, and damaged people, and fighting, and family, but mostly about sex? See, that's a bit harder. Finding the right soundtrack is equally difficult, especially when I keep thinking, "Yeah, but what I really want is Florence & The Machine."
I may be some time.