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Indiana Jones and Friends Take to the Web on Seesmic

Steven Spielberg on Seesmic

Every day I seem to find something that reminds me that this little world of the interwebs is beautiful. Today I was hanging around on Twitter when I was directed to a very cool post by tech enthusiast and web-celeb Robert Scoble. Now, you might be wondering how the world of movies has intersected with the world of the Scobleizer, but bare with me here.

SeesmicScoble writes today about the appearance of Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Cate Blanchett and George Lucas on the social video site Seesmic, direct from Cannes in support of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. You can find the direct links to their pages below:

http://seesmic.com/cate
http://seesmic.com/georgelucas
http://seesmic.com/harrison
http://seesmic.com/steven
http://seesmic.com/karen

Seesmic is described by Techcrunch as a “Twitter for video”, a site that allows users to have asynchronous video conversations on the fly.

For this promotion, users such as The Guardian’s Jemima Kiss were able to submit questions directly to the filmmakers and cast and receive direct video responses. One of Ms. Kiss’ questions was one that I found most interesting, when she asked Steven Spielberg if he had any future plans for the small screen. Check out Steven’s response below:

I am definitely interested in the mini-series about the Pacific theater. “Band of Brothers” was a fantastic show, and with Spielberg and Hanks on board, this could turn out to be another good one. Spielberg also talked about how the Indiana Jones movies stand within the rest of his body of work. In his response, he talked about the family nature of the Indy series:

Also notable is Harrison Ford talking about his favorite stunt sequences:

From a movie marketing standpoint, I think that something like this is brilliant. It is always great to see filmmakers get out and interact a little bit with fans. One thing I would have liked to have seen, and I think that it is something that Seesmic CEO Loic Le Meur already realizes, is more heads up time for fans. This could have been a huge draw for long-time fans of the Indy series, had more of us known about it in advance. No worries though, as the videos from the cast and crew were entertaining, nonetheless. I would highly recommend following the links at the top of the page and checking them all out. As well, if you are into the world of being social on the web, Seesmic seems to be a big up and comer, and rightfully so.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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