Gimpsuited greenscreen fluffer flicks shampoo model's hair


An actual job is to be a greenscreen fluffer, dressed in a chromakey gimpsuit, hidden in the background for shampoo commercials, tasked with artfully flicking models' hair. If you're very good at that job, you can level up to gimpsuited Superman cape-puppeteer.

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  1. "So, your resume says 'visual effects and postproduction ninja'. Is 'ninja' one of those insufferable fads like 'guru' that abhuman self-promoters are using these days?"

    Pause, awkward.

    "No, sir, I'm literally trained in the subtle arts of visual effects concealment and the subtlest misdirection. In fact, I can hide even in plain sight by bringing harmony between my chroma-qi and the subcarrier phase."

  2. As it happens, the stereotypical ninja outfit probably comes from the traditional clothing of Japanese stagehands. By convention they're treated as invisible while on stage, so when you need a ninja to strike out of nowhere there's no better way to show that than to have the 'invisible' stagehand whip out a sword and attack the hero.

  3. O hell yes! Where do I apply for this job? My lycra fetish and my hair fetish will at last be put to good use! And mommy said I would never amount to anything...

  4. So now, instead of ignoring shampoo commercials like always, I'm going to be scrutinizing them for signs of invisible background hair flippers like some conspiracy nut. Thanks Obama!

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