Into Costume: Making my book video Pt. 3 by Matt Rees

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The editing is all done. Voice overs are recorded and slotted into place. And so here it is, the video promo for my forthcoming historical crime novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA. I hope you’ll take a look.

The capacity for authors to develop videos for their books that are compelling, dramatic and filmic is increasing all the time. Largely that’s due to technological developments in digital video and editing.

I’ve done a video like this every year for the last five years, each one to introduce potential readers to my books and to give existing readers some insights into the locations behind the books or the music that plays a role in the plot. Each time we come to do one of these videos, I’ve noticed that my videographer pal David Blumenfeld has an almost completely new set of equipment.

On the one hand, it’d be hard to keep up if, as a non-videographer, you tried to do this yourself, because things are changing so fast. But it does mean that if you get a professional to work with you, you’ll have a video which frankly looks like a movie.

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