Posts Tagged ‘Matches’

Matches – “Charlie’s Grill”

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012



In my continuing series of videos on matches I have kept over the years, and then pick out of this bag some years later, and then remember, recreate, imagine, what I can from the matchbook.


This one I imagine is rather romantic, and now I am adding storytelling touches that were not there in previous matches stories.


See this video by clicking on this link, this sentence.


Thanks for coming by.


Vincent

TagWhat & Vincent Eaton’s videos

Thursday, February 9th, 2012



Towards the end of 2011, a fairly new online company called TagWhat that describe themselves as “The mobile encyclopedia of where you are” contacted me. An attentive Multimedia Content Producer there liked my videos I call “Matches” and they wanted to collaborate. The company develops and runs a located-based App for mobile devices, the idea being that when you are somewhere in the world and want to know a little about a very specific place, you can call up a story of that location using their app to look and listen to. They’ve been covered by the Wall Street Journal, AP, Mashable, and is a People’s Choice Award Winner.


After some back and forth, my “Matches” series of memory videos became part of TagWhat’s mobile encyclopedia.


This seems to be an example of what is called, “Slowly getting one’s words and stories out there one small discovery by small exposure at a time….”


And if you want to have an actual look-listen at my Matches series of videos to see what they see, you can have get to them by clicking here.


So, hey, stuff happens,


V+

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++

Matches – White Night

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010



Another in my series of stories & memories from a bag full of matches and match boxes I have collected over the years.


Put my hand in, feel around, pick one out. This time, it’s White Nights.


This is its story.


THIS IS THE LINK

Matches – The Crab Cooker

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

The Crab Cooker, Vincent Eaton, story, memory


In my continuing series, MATCHES, which consists of me reaching into a plastic bag filled with matches I’ve collected over the years, then pulling one out, and making a short video on what I immediately recall about them.


Click this line to go to THE CRAB COOKER video…


Hope you enjoy (leave a comment here or on YouTube … if you are so inspired). Thanks for visiting.


The last MATCHES video can be found here: UNION OYSTER HOUSE.


The first MATCHES video can be found here: TAGAWA.

Matches – Union Oyster House (Boston)

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Boston Union Oyster (Boston) Matchbook front I picked these matches up in a eatery in Boston. I was in town for a different reason. To experience something glorious and historic. The experience ended in a small, sharp expletive.


The following video was inspired by the matchbook from the Union Oyster House.

Matches – Tagawa (New digital story series)

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Tagawa Restaurant and macth book


I’m introducing a new series of videos, or Digital Stories, on matches—match books I have collected from places I’ve been. These videos will be short, none running longer than two minutes. They will consist of whatever arises from of my memory when I hold the matches in my hand. I’ve been collecting matches for decades and I’ll be reaching into the jar, pulling one out, see what I remember.


Is this not just too, too exciting?


By the way, Digital Storytelling is based on the use of mostly still images, told in the personal voice of the storyteller, using images from one’s personal collection. I’ve been doing this for years. For more info, check out Center for Digital Storytelling.


Here’s the first one book of matches. Tagawa.