Saturday, June 13, 2015

Seeing your work in a bookstore

This is an amazing feeling. Checking a local bookstore that carries your book and seeing it displayed prominently and with less copies nearby than the last time. Books are being sold. New readers are checking out the work for the first time.

Very cool

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Disney Playmation Trailer - Marvel and Star Wars combo!

Disney just launched the teaser trailer for their new line of interactive toys. Playmation.

I'm the CG supervisor that oversaw the creation of the 3d visual effects for the trailer at The Embassy VFX. It was a great project to work on and I'm proud of the result and the hard work our team put into creating the exciting visuals. The Star Wars shots are entirely 3d other than the actors on greenscreen, the Marvel sequences are built up on top of some great plate photography with lots of layers of CG characters and effects.

Check it out!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Spikes in the graph

Spikes in the graph, one of the most exciting things a self published author can see.

Since February I've been a self published author. I have one book up on Amazon as both a kindle ebook and paperback. Once every day or couple of days I check the sales report and see what kind of activity the book has had. Amazon graphs the latest days of activity and you get these spiky colored lines reporting how many books sold.

Cindercast: A Tale of Tides hasn't sold much and I don't expect it to, not yet. I really need to get a few more works out there so they can be discovered independently and then cross promote as people look to see what else I may have written. So the graph is usually a pretty flat line.

But every now and again it spikes. A fan is born. Or at least I hope a fan is born. From the reviews on Amazon it seems like it's being pretty well received. It's just such a cool thing to know another person is out there reading your words, sharing in the vision you created.

Today there was another spike. Thank you mystery reader, I hope you enjoy it.