by Joan Sowards
My children live to make movies. They have several shorts on YouTube and have entered a few film festivals and even won awards. Listen to Mom—bragging again.
But an interesting thing happened within the last week. My sons and their friends made a live video version of the opening song “After Today” of The Goofy Movie released back in '95. After winning first place in the Phoenix Valley Institute Film Festival in November 2009, they put it on YouTube. In a little over three months, it had earned 5,000 views.
On Thursday of last week, the view count skyrocketed by thousands! After doing an Internet search, they found that two popular video sights had posted and recommended it.
Within a week, the video has had over 112,000 views. It just goes to show what can happen with the right promotional support. Imagine if we could get that kind of boost for our published works, how far we could go.
Keep buzzing. Keep reading and reviewing. Keep writing. Our names will be on the best-sellers lists yet.
Click here to watch “After Today.” (It is also in Japanese, Spanish, and French.)