Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Video of the illustrated version of my humor book “How to Find Yourself (or a reasonable facsimile)”

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

First there was my “How to find yourself (or a reasonable facsimile)”—-now there comes the real live super exciting mind-blowing not nearly over-hyped enough ILLUSTRATED VERSION of this classic that’s only been around a year or two (in its non-illustrated version).

So I made a video about it. To give my massive fan base a slurpy mouth-watering idea of the laughs and joy and the by god sheer freshness and marketing adjective marketing adjective marketing adjective so that each and every one of you and you and you won’t be able to contain yourselves and go buy one. Or two. Or more. For friends, relatives and those smarter, more upmarket pets of yours.

the ebook
print book

Oh, and see the video. Of course. Click here to view it and bring a little joy in your flippant modern day heart.

Thanks for reading to this discursive advertising message that wasn’t.

I’m done here for now.

Losing a Glove – Vincent Eaton reads a poem by Jeannette Cook

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Recently I made a short video based on a poem, “Losing a Glove,” written by a friend of mine, Jeannette Cook.

I have edited another slightly different version of the video, and read the poem myself.

The incidental music is by Explosions in the Sky, from the CD Memorial (track is “Memorial”).

You can see / hear it by clicking on this sentence!

You can hear Jeannette read it in a slightly different video cut & music, if you missed it the first time around: Jeannette Cook reads the same poem, “Losing a Glove”.

Thanks for coming by. – Vincent

Losing a Glove – Jeannette Cook reads her poem

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I a have poet friend. Of some years standing. She wrote a poem I liked, and she agreed to allow me to put together a video of it.

The poem is called “Losing a Glove.” The poet is Jeannette Cook.

I took a year to take the photos.

The incidental music is by Bjork, from the CD Volta (track “pneumonia”).

You can see and hear it by clicking right here.

I’ll be posting another version, with my reading the poem, shortly.

We did this before, with a poem called Button.

Thanks for coming by. – Vincent

The Boy in the Sandwich – book trailer

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I’ve made 2 1/2 minute video that gives you an idea of what to expect when deciding to give my kid’s novel, The Boy in the Sandwich a try.

It’s fun, it’s quick, it’s alive. Click here to watch the video!

Thanks for coming by and reading this…and maybe having a look at the video…? –Vincent

To read chapters, or listen to them, go here.

The Boy in the Brother

The Boy in the Bath

The Boy in the Bed

The Boy in the Dream

Rejection – Chapmans Publishers, UK

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Chapmans Publishers, UK, once wrote of a novel of mine: “Vincent Eaton has more imagination on each page of his writing than many an author has in a whole book.”

…This was the beginning of their rejection of the book….

I made a short video of the rejection letter:

Chapman Publishers rejection letter

Chapmans rejection letter in pdf file

Thanks for readng this. Vincent

Oh, and find the novel mentioned in this video RIGHT HERE.

MATCHES – The Grand Canyon

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Once in a while I do a short video on some matches. Usually memories a book of matches I’ve kept when going somewhere, doing whatever I did. Places that handed out matches, which they do less and less because of the recent horror of smoking, so matches are a sort of endangered species.

I never smoked, but I collected, haphazardly and without specific purpose, matches.

I got this one from the Grand Canyon when I first visited.

And here’s the LINK TO THE VIDEO I made and have fun. Thanks for dropping by. V++

Max Dix, Zero to Six – Telephone Call scene (near end of play)

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Here’s the final video clip from my play “Max Dix, Zero to Six” first produced in 2008. This is the Telephone Call scene as the play nears its end.

See Video Here.

You can see a number of clips from the same play on my video channel: here.

Thanks for dropping by. – Vincent

Puppy Dead! Video story….

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Wrote a short-short story a while back called Puppy’s Dead.

Seems to be one of the more popular stories–at least people keep coming back for it.

So I’ve made a little video of it. Did the voice over myself.


Hope you enjoy. Thanks for coming by. –Vincent

3/5 – Rejection Letter — Hamish Hamilton, UK: reject my novel, I’ll still eat

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Here’s another in my occasional videos on rejection letters my first novel received (I have other rejection letters for other novels that I have received over the many years which also received excellent reviews as it was rejected, some of which I may or may not treat in video form one fine day).

This one concerns my only novel published by the mainstream, “Self-Portrait of Someone Else” (Viking-Penguin, New York) which tried to get some love from United Kingdom publishers by my then literary agent, Peter Lampack. This video is based on the letter and reader comments of Hamish Hamilton Limited publishers who sent the rejection to my agent, who passed it on to me. And I now pass it on to you…

One of their readers was kind in writing, “It is, however, powerful and impressive in its understanding and depiction of madness. The use of language is excellent and the style assured”.


If you want to read the actual letter from the publisher and readers, I’m posting them below in pdf files:

Hamish Hamilton rejection letter for Self-Portrait of Someone Else

Hamish Hamilton Reader Report One

Hamish Hamilton Reader Report Two

Here’s a video on this book and it is now available, both in ebook & print formats.

That’s that for this.

Book trailer video: Brussegem, a snug hell

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

As I’m going through my to-do list of How You Launch a Novel All on Your Own All Over the Interwebs … a nice, clean, quick, somewhat non-hustle yet warm-blooded come-on type video is called for.

And by gee, by gaw, ’tis done, ’tis delivered with this blog post.

And…probably the best news for you…it’s less than 90 seconds of your eyesight’s life.

Relatively painless, go on and get yourself some art and only art aesthetic bliss:

Pass it around to people and let them have their moment of wonder and awe for themselves.

Enough wholesale love-me/buy-me. Thanks for reading. And watching. — Vincent