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August 25 2005

Joss and Summer talk "Session 416" viral marketing videos. Various reports out of London hit today with Joss Whedon and Summer Glau reacting to questions about the "Session 416" videos that have cropped up online in the past seven days.

(To avoid appearing to promote my own site, and because my server can get slow sometimes, what follows below is the entirety of what's offered up so far at the link in the headline to this item.)

[Edit note: Removed link to the site this came from, since it's mine, although also the only place currently keeping track of this, but.... Heh.]

Over at the UK Browncoat Forums, a post reports: "Joss confirmed tonight at the london CSTS screening that yes it is, indeed, him being whacked by River."

A later post to the same boards, says: "Summer saw the clip on Whedonesque.com she said. And grinned. A lot."

Yet another post there says: "The main reason Joss said he was in the clips is because they were organised at such short noticed. They are part of an ongoing story so expect more."

Meanwhile, a message to the "Session 416" Yahoo! group, reports this: "Joss also said that he took the part because they made the videos so quickly that there wasn't enough time to cast an actor. It also appears that he directed them, because he talked about doing a fall (supposedly the best the stunt co-ordinator had seen) and then calling cut while lying on the floor."

"Summer saw the clip on Whedonesque.com she said. And grinned. A lot."

I'm not that fast on the uptake but that means Summer reads Whedonesque. How cool is that?
We're gonna see more sessions!? Awesome. And Joss, that was a great fall.
(To avoid appearing to promote my own site,and because my server can get slow sometimes, what follows below is the entirety of what's offered up so far at the link in the headline to this item.)


This is a self link if you run the site you linked to, which it appears you do, given the statement quoted above.
Self-link removed, replaced with the first site referenced in the post itself.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2005-08-25 05:33 ]
Ahem.

If you're reading, Hi, Summer! I'm a huge fan. River is a character I can really relate to and I want to thank you for making her so real and palpable. I saw Serenity and you're awesome in it!

Anyhoo, I'm surprised they confirmed it. I expected Joss to be all sly about it to leave it all mysterious and such. But it's cool to get the inside scoop. Joss falling on the floor and then yelling "Cut!" Hee.
theonetruebix, the link was still pointing to this site, so I used the first link as you intended.
I must now humble myself before all the people insisting it was Joss all along. You were right, I was wrong.

Please don't take away my fangirl badge.
theonetruebix, the link was still pointing to this site, so I used the first link as you intended.

Yeah I noticed that, it was weird. I held off trying to fix it again, figuring someone here would notice, heh.
Actually, I don't get this viral marketing. Are these clips (which tend to crash my computer) showing up on different websites? If so, where?

Also, the link provided is only a login page for people who have permission to enter the site, so it's a bit useless to anyone not in the club.
Also, the link provided is only a login page for people who have permission to enter the site, so it's a bit useless to anyone not in the club.

Well, all the link gives is the same quote I give in the first example report. Then the others are either from the same site, of from the Yahoo! group set up to discuss the videos.

As for where the videos are cropping up: The first one showed up on IFILM, and the second one was emailed to me by "John Dowses" which is an anagram for "Joss Whedon" (although likely not actually him).

I've mirrors all clips so far on Ourmedia. There are other mirrors for the same clips, but I keep the list on a site I run, so rather than run afoul of the self-linking no-no (which I already goofed into once today, heh), maybe someone else can post that link.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2005-08-25 06:44 ]
The guidelines say you can link to your own stuff in the comments if it's relevnat to the discussion - but you can't put self-links on front page.
Oh heh. Well, then. This is the mirror list, which I'm actually in the middle of updating because it's not up-to-date (very difficult to find all the mentions of people mirroring the clips).
TOTB, many thanks for sussing this out. So I'm confused though (it's so easy...). There are only two sessions so far?

Fascinating stuff. I love black and white. Sin City anyone? Sorry, not meaning to go off topic.
There are only two sessions so far?

So far, yes. What we know right now is that Joss confirmed there are more, and IFILM claims to have a total of four, and summer-glau.com reports that the mysterious "Paul Probo" has said there are in fact four in total.

We'll see.
I just like the fact that Summer reads Whedonesque. Makes my day.
Hehe, though sometimes it just makes you wonder who is stalking who. Maybe I should be a bit more careful with what I post online *feeling watched*
Hey theonetruebix, I'll gladly link stuff to your site if you want in future, you can find me at SenOz.
And to all the nay-sayers, I sooo knew it was Joss!!!!
*waves to Summer*
Are these clips (which tend to crash my computer)


Yes, that part's annoying, but I'm not sure if it's the clips or some change in video software, because I've had other clips do similar things.

In any case, you may not be crashed. I'm in WinXP Pro, and the video takes over the full screen and stops. You can do cntrl-alt-delete, and select the task manager, which gets your desktop back, then kill the video player, and cancel out of the task manager. You then have control of your system again, without a reboot.
Trienco, what if Summer's posting here under a covert nickname? What if she's nixygirl, and the *waves to Summer* is just to throw us off? Just kidding, nixygirl.

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