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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

londonfiles_001 - impulselg

they said i had to go to london...


The Creators says:

June 13th, 2007 at 1:57 am

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to clarify that “londonfiles_001″ is fanfic and is not the actual KateModern. I approved it to the site because it is cool and someone put a lot of time into it.

Thanks,

Greg
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Note: This is probably the fastest the Creators have ever "outed" a fan fiction video. The video itself contained the tags "kate" and "modern" leading some to ask if it was a trailer for the upcoming KateModern series which will be shot in the UK.

Note2: The Creators have never specified their criteria for "outing" fan fiction videos. In the case of cassieiswatching they appeared to want to distance themself from the Charles Manson/Sharon Tate murder pictures. They later "outed: itscassies and the Decons (poster) for less clear reasons. This current "outing" appears to be to prevent confusion with Kate modern. Fans have hotly debated the conditions under which it is appropriate to out a fan video because it makes it more difficult for a fan video to attract viewers if it becomes clear they have no chance of becoming canon.
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In response Greg said:

The best I can say is that we "out" fanfic when we think it is necessary to avoid confusion that will eventually harm or interfere with the story we are telling. In this case, I didn't want people to think was actually KateModern because that would have created massive confusion - better to nip it in the bud early"

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A fan called impulse then says:

June 13th, 2007 at 3:38 am

"Hello comments people!

“It was an interesting video.”

Thanks modelmotion. And thanks Greg for accepting it! londonfiles_001 is indeed pure fanfic. I was in London for a few days and I couldn’t help but see everywhere things that reminded me of the LG15 universe. Yeah, I’m a lonelycrackhead. So I grabbed my digital cam and tried to put something together in honor of the most anticipated Kate Modern. I’ll try to put the londonfiles_002 together if I have time and enough material. By the way, the music is all original stuff I made for the occasion. Thanks for watching."
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So we asked impulse about some of the details in the video and here is what we got back:

"here’s what i can tell you.

The first few frames were shot in South Kensington where I was staying.

The audio at the beginning indicates a meeting place with a local contact. This
place is the marina near Tower Bridge that you can see in the background behind
the first “sign”.

The egyptian hieroglyphs were actually shot in the Egyptian Stairs at Harrods. I
know, it’s kind of disappointing, but hey, you wanted to know!

The church is Temple Church. It was built by
the knights Templars in 1185. You
know all about it if you have read The Da Vinci Code. If you haven’t, well,
here’s a spoiler: the tombs of the templars are just effigies. There are no
tombs in the Church!

And I got really lucky when a helicopter flew above the church just when I was
there! LOL"
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Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

5 comments:

  1. The best I can say is that we "out" fanfic when we think it is necessary to avoid confusion that will eventually harm or interfere with the story we are telling. In this case, I didn't want people to think was actually KateModern because that would have created massive confusion - better to nip it in the bud early.

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  2. Thanks for the quick response Greg!

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  3. This was a well put together video. Its just kinda a shame that its not actually a teaser for KateModern. This would actually have been an interesting way to introduce the new story line via a potentially canon fan video (a la Gemma and Jonas).

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  4. It was a well done video. I think the Creators could have let this one 'float' on the fanfic side of the page without comment for the time being, and perhaps made things clear when they released their own introduction to Kate Modern (whatever that may be), by it's appearance somewhere clearly 'canon' (such as on Bebo with a link from a Creators post or on front page of the main site) and/or on lonelygirl15 canon side of the page.

    The ambiguity of well-done fanfic videos is beneficial if it stirs up buzz/excitement, even if that means a certain amount of confusion. Speculation (for awhile) is good, and an early 'outing' tends to stifle that activity, and possibly the production of more fanfic videos.

    One problem with this particular video is that it might have encouraged fans to go to particular locations in London to investigate (if they thought this was the beginning of Kate Modern), and if that was the concern, I can see why the Creators decided to post as they did.

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  5. Hehe, I've seen those hieroglyphs...finally, I've been to a location shown in a video linked to lg15!

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