Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cynthia's Attic: The Magician's Castle

This is a video I'm working on for the release of "Cynthia's Attic: The Magician's Castle, coming soon!

Would appreciate feedback. Does this video say enough about the book to make you want to read it? If not, what would you like to see?

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Also, coming soon the new Cynthia's Attic short story, Christmas Daisy!

Mary Cunningham Books


Eileen Williams said...

I absolutely LOVE your new video!!!
You capture the imagination, color, and magic of your special attic and get me wanting to find out much, much more about the secret delights to be found in that extraordinary place.
Congratulations to all involved--and, if that's just you, Mary, all I can say is WOW!

Mary Cunningham said...

Thanks for your positive feedback. It's very much appreciated, my friend!

Good to know that it may inspire others to search out the series!

cynthia goss said...

Oh my gosh! Love the video and the presentation!!!! I am so proud of you. All I can say is WELL DONE!!!

Darla Sue Dollman said...

What a great video! I love it. I can't wait to read the book now!

Mayra Calvani said...

Hi Mary,

I love your video. It's great, but what didn't do it for me is the music. Somehow it doesn't match the mood and plot of your books. I think I'd go for something instrumental and with a touch of mystery.

I see other people haven't mind... but maybe it's because I have read all of your books.

But the video itself is great!

Mary Cunningham said...

Thanks for the feedback, Mayra. I wondered if anyone would mention the music. I was limited in my choices and tried several instrumentals that were just too heavy for a 'tween video.

I kinda like the light mood of the song, though. Seems uplifting, but I see your point since the books are mysteries. Would've liked something a little eerie, but it doesn't bother me.

Appreciate it!!

Janet Grace Riehl said...


Just to do a book trailer is ambitious and a lot of work. It's catchy and intriguing.

Things to look at: consistency of tone.

That'd be the music (which takes me out of the visuals) and the different styles of visuals that don't seem to match up. There are the really sweet illustrations, photographic realism, modern clean-cut graphics. That cuts up the mood for me.

It may be that you have limited choice, but that's my sense of how it could be even stronger.

Janet Riehl

Mary Cunningham said...

Thanks for the comments, Janet. I was limited in that it was FREE! LOL! You're so right that the graphics need to be cleaner. I'll pay more attention to that on the next one. Agreed!

But, I'm happy with my first attempt!

james said...

Thanks a lot for a bunch of good tips. I look forward to reading more on the topic in the future. Keep up the good work! This blog is going to be great resource. Love reading it.
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