Hiring Geeks That Fit Has a Movie

I’ve been trying to record movies to promote my books. I have not been successful. I don’t like the lighting. I sound funny–not ha-ha. I sound strange, like a Stepford wife. Not me at all.

So I decided to go for really not me at all, in my first promotional movie for Hiring Geeks That Fit.

Here it is. What do you think?

I have another movie ready to post. It’s me. It’s edited. It’s not high-def. If I can figure out how to make it high def, I’ll post it. It’s a lot more serious. If you know how to make a not-high-def movie that I recorded from my iPad a higher resolution, please let me know. Thanks.

About Johanna Rothman

I help managers and leaders do reasonable things that work.
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7 Responses to Hiring Geeks That Fit Has a Movie

  1. I like these xtranormal videos. I like the one you made. These videos take away much of what I despise in videos – makeup, lighting, etc. because most of those things look phoney to me.

  2. johanna says:

    Thanks, Dwayne!

  3. Philipp says:

    From my point of view, movies are a great tool to communicate emotions. I think the dialogue is good (maybe a bit to long), but the computer generated dialogue lacks an emotional expression. I would recommend to take two human beings who do the voices. Lip synch might not be perfect, but you could play with the voices and maybe even add some dramatic music or background noise. Even more fun would be to habe two actors playing out the scene in an office environment. This would help the audience understand, that the dialogue is happening in a work environment.

  4. johanna says:

    Phillipp, I don’t know if I can dub over the xtranormal characters. I think I get what I get with them. I do have ideas for other videos, though. Thank you for reinforcing the idea that just my talking head is boring :-)

  5. ManPen says:

    I think the material is great, as is the rest of your content. However, I just can’t get past the unnatural, emotionless voices. For something as visceral as fit, the voices don’t seem to… for lack of a better word… fit.

  6. johanna says:

    Well, that’s another vote for different voices. Hmm. What to do??

  7. As a general rule, you don’t really want to increase the resolution of an image. When you do, you are literally creating pixels out of thin air. There are ways of doing it, but you will almost always end up with a grainy end result. Generally, to go from low def to high def you are quadrupling the resolution–a sizeable increase. For every 1 pixel, you are inventing 4 more.

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