First Quickie…Video Trailer

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Happy Spring!  I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe the first quarter of the year is done.  It’s even more shocking for me, because my birthday is in the first couple of weeks of spring.  I always ask myself the same thing, “I can’t believe it’s April…why is time moving so quickly?  And how am I suppose to get things done, with time moving so quickly?”  Then I finish it by saying, “Yeah, thank God for another birthday.”

I’m the person that likes to do everything myself.  Let me rephrase that.  Being a small business owner, I’ve learned that if funds are tight and it’s not possible to hire someone, I need to do the task myself.  The other side of that coin is, I need to know how to do it, so when I can afford to farm it out, I know how to effectively shop for the best person.  As well as how to do it, if time doesn’t permit for outsourcing.

When I released my last book, DESPERATE DESIRE, I wanted to do a video.  I studied television production in college, but that was a while back.  Technology has changed greatly…for the better.  Hiring a production facility to create a promotional video for me wasn’t an option for several reason: cost and time.  I got this brilliant idea, a few days before release day.  So I looked at what I could do.

I went to YouTube for answers.  Turns out, I had a major tool at my disposal…Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Creative Cloud.  Adobe Creative Cloud gives you access to every piece of software Adobe provides for $49.99 per month.  I like it because it’s a month to month subscription and I don’t have to worry about buying new software.  [There are a few rules to adhere to.]  I simply install the updates when available.  In addition to Photoshop and InDesign [is InDesign to format my print books].  They recently added TypeKit…a sea of amazing fonts.  Until recently, I used Muse to create my website [the reason I changed websites is a post for another day]. The possibilities with the Adobe Creative Cloud are endless.

As I was saying.  I wanted to do a video for my book.  Armed with an few hours on YouTube and help from my godbrother, I was able to do my first video.  I’m still learning how to do these trailers, but I’m pretty excited about my first try.  I found the music on a free YouTube download and added my cover image and one from another book for the eye candy.  It’s a simple process with a little learning curve.  I encourage you to try it at least once.

If you have a problem viewing it, go to my Instagram page www.instragram.com/readtracyreed  and view it.

See you next month.

Oh, yeah, Happy Birthday to Me.

Tracy


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California native, novelist Tracy Reed pushes the boundaries of her Christian foundation with her sometimes racy and often fiery tales. After years of living in the Big Apple, this self proclaimed New Yorker draws from the city’s imagination, intrigue, and inspiration to cultivate characters and plot lines who breathe life to the words on every page. Tracy’s passion for beautiful fashion and beautiful men direct her vivid creative power towards not only novels, but short stories, poetry, and podcasts. With something for every attention span. Tracy Reed’s ability to capture an audience is unmatched. Her body of work has been described as a host of stimulating adventures and invigorating expression.
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California native, novelist Tracy Reed pushes the boundaries of her Christian foundation with her sometimes racy and often fiery tales. After years of living in the Big Apple, this self proclaimed New Yorker draws from the city’s imagination, intrigue, and inspiration to cultivate characters and plot lines who breathe life to the words on every page. Tracy’s passion for beautiful fashion and beautiful men direct her vivid creative power towards not only novels, but short stories, poetry, and podcasts. With something for every attention span. Tracy Reed’s ability to capture an audience is unmatched. Her body of work has been described as a host of stimulating adventures and invigorating expression.

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