Indiana Jones and the Online Video Junket

Much to report on the Indiana Jones film-maker interviews we posted to Seesmic from Cannes on Saturday, and not much time to do it.

Want to post some of my favourite bits of video from the event, at the very least:

Steven Spielberg rules out ever making an Indiana Jones movie without Harrison Ford:

George Lucas talks about the breadth of the franchise’s appeal:

Harrison Ford talks about his favourite stunts:

Karen Allen talks about her favourite movie soundtracks:

Shia LaBoeuf talks about his favourite Indiana Jones movie:

Cate Blanchett talks about being a baddie:

Everyone involved seems to agree that this last question represents the real high-point of the event, insofar as we succeeded in taking a question from a Seesmic user via Twitter during the course of the event and putting it to a film-maker – much harder than you’d think when you consider that we only had ten minutes with each of them.

This has already been picked up by a number of pretty high profile blogs, the pick of which I’ll post here (if you find anything that I’ve missed pls post it in a comment):

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/digitalcontent/2008/05/spielberg_pops_up_on_seesmic.html

http://scobleizer.com/2008/05/17/celebrity-tipping-point-on-seesmic/

http://mashable.com/2008/05/17/indiana-jones-goes-seesmic/

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/17/dont-screw-your-partners-over-a-marketing-promotion/

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/seesmic_goes_hollywood.php

http://www.behindthebuzz.com/indiana-jones-on-seesmic/

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/17/dont-screw-your-partners-over-a-marketing-promotion/

http://www.techmeme.com/080517/p14

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/spielberg_on_seesmic.html

http://bernardmoon.blogspot.com/2008/05/seesmic-spielberg-and-ford.html

http://www.loiclemeur.com/english/2008/05/steven-spielber.html

http://www.thebillblog.com/billblog/index.php/2008/05/17/steven-spielberg-interviewed-on-seesmic/

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/indiana-jones-and-friends-take-to-the-web-on-seesmic.php

I’ll post more fully on this at some point, and hopefully address some of the considerable amount of misinformation kicking around about this event (not least the suggestion that it was initiated by Seesmic themselves, or that money changed hands between Seesmic and Paramount), and why it played out the way it did.

In the mean time I have to thank Dom, Gia, Saf and Mike for each having crucial input into the planning and execution of this; Vinvin at Seesmic for fighting our corner at his end on this and other projects; and Heath at Paramount Pictures International for giving it the green light in the first place.

(updated 19/06/08 – I realise this isn’t the bloody Oscars, but it would be remiss of me not to add in a little big up to John, who met us at the eleventh hour in the foyer of the Carleton, and was bloody marvellous, and found us a great little bar, and fed us beer, and told us exactly how we should do things, and was completely right.)

Finally, a little excerpt from the preparations on the morning of the event, courtesy of Mike:

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