The video you see above is a guided tour of the EA Canada campus which was where I used to work. The guide on the tour is Trey Smith, creative director on the recently released NBA Jam. Trey just also happens to be the husband of a former co-worker of mine. Hey Carolina!
Now if you watch closely, when Trey is at the IRC (the EA library), the video cuts to some fool looking at stuff. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, that’s me. Here are a couple of things you might not from the 2 seconds that I was in the video. First, I was randomly chosen to be in the video. I was already in the IRC one day when these two dudes came in, one of which had a camera. Trey wasn’t even present that day. I was the only one there and I was looking at which Blu-ray discs were available. They asked me if I would be interested in being in some B-roll footage for some EA promo video. I agreed, because honestly, I had nothing else better to do that day. Second, I’m actually acting in the video. They made me move over to the DVD section and asked me to pretend to browse. I really wasn’t interested in the movies I was pulling off the shelf but I don’t think you can tell. If I had to do it over again, I would have worn different shoes in the shot. I like my Adidas skate shoes but that outfit really called for my black leather slip-ons. Lastly, it is indeed possible to feel self-conscious just by standing there and looking at the back of DVD case. The entire time I felt like someone was watching and videotaping me, which I guess was true.