May 22, 2015
Searching for Images for your book trailer:
Finding images you can use in your work:
Just because an image is on the internet or you can find it on Google, doesn’t always mean you can use it. Sometimes the work is copyright protected and sometimes you may need to provide attribution or cite where the image is from. Of course, creating your own images is always best, but if you can’t, below are some sites you can use. Thank you to Janet Chow for providing this list.
- Pixabay – high resolution quality photos (skip the top row of images), vector graphics, illustrations (*this one is a keeper)
- MorgueFile by Creatives for Creatives – high resolution stock photos archive (*we love this one)
- Photos for Class – This site created by Storyboard is new. All photos use Safe Search, have automatic citation (you do nothing), licensed under Creative Commons. (*Certainly a one-stop-shop.)
Even if you don’t have to attribute the work, please give the site you used credit underneath the photo or at the end of your project, story, etc.
Creating your own images:
I recommend using the Drawing Box app to create your own images. Save them to your camera roll and then you can add them to your movie.
April 10 and 17, 2015
Watch these trailers to get some ideas of how you can “sell” your book and convince other kids to read it. Use the rubric to evaluate and assess how well the trailers did.