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Creating Book Trailers for The Critic's Corner   Tags: books, digital learning, literacy, multimedia, reading  

Use this guide to create amazing book trailers that we will upload to YouTube and use to create book reviews for other schools!
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Step 3: Collect images, audio and video Print Page

What about Copyright?

A note about copyright lawCopyright law basically means that if you didn’t create it (a song, a picture, etc.) then you cannot “publish it” (like online) without WRITTEN permission from the person who did create it. There is a sort of loophole called the Fair Use Act that basically says that if you are reviewing something (like a book, CD, movie, etc.), then you can use small parts of the item in your review.

Here is a video explaining copyright law.


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Saving image and audio clips

As you find images, audio and video that you want to use, you need to save it to the Google Drive account accessed through the Chromebooks.

Image Sources

To locate copyright friendly pictures for your trailer, check out the following sites:

  • Pics4Learning
    Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. - See more at:
  • Pixabay
    All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty-free for anything you like, even in commercial applications.
  • Public Domain Archive
    100% free Public Domain Images
  • Pexels
    Free stock photos you can use everywhere. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language.

Audio Sources

Background music can bring your book trailer to life.  Use the following links to find just the right music for your trailer.

  • Free Music Archive
    Search the Free Music Archive for instrumental background music.
  • FreePlay Music
    FreePlay Music has a huge range of music and a good feature is that you can select by feeling or emotion.

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