Archive for September, 2012

Acting in a corporate video playing a Researcher against a green screen

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Last year I played a “Researcher” in a corporate video.

I played it against “green screen,” meaning nothing that you see, except me, was there when we shot it.

More clarity. I was told where to place a finger and push, then pull invisible graphs out of mid-air, push airy nothings off screen or crush them, often pointing my finger at specific places where there was nothing to point at and all the while looking intrigued. (Much like a self-assured madman.)

Everything around me was green, because that is one the two best colors to work with when dealing with special effects (the other is blue screen). So every visual you see was added in post-production.

It was repetitive (“This time point your finger just an inch more to the left.”) and time consuming (“Let’s try that again, but say the third word looking slightly up, and then at the beginning of the second sentence glance right as though you are looking at a scientific results, and be enthusiastic but professional, and remember, point your finger a bit more to the left.”) but all seemed satisfied in the end. (This video is just a fragment of what resulted.)


Thanks for dropping by. – Vincent+

My ebooks are now available via KOBO

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

ebooks + Vincent Eaton + hidden people + availability
To date, my books, when offered as ebooks, have been available mostly on Amazon. Some people don’t particularly like Amazon’s business practices or too imposing online market share and shy away from doing business there, and I understand the reasoning. So, while my books appear on a number of competitive sites, perhaps one of the best alternatives is the independent KOBO, where my ebooks are now on offer.

My books are now available on KOBO. Click here.

That’s mostly it. Prices remain the same as on other sites (I try to keep that steady across platforms.) Announcement done.

Thanks for dropping by and having a read. – Vincent