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Well, turns out that Lonelygirl15 really wasn’t – Intl Herald Tribune

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…are you following this??
You’ve all read Wm. Gibson’s Pattern Recognition, I trust? Life imitates Art, & at a furious pace…

I have a project generally inspired by th book & th Chris Marker classic?La Jet?e, featuring a mix of found footage & clips?
from my ‘94- ‘99 stint as video documentarian– finally threw in th towel on digitizing 25-26 hours of Hi6 footage on my iMac G5
& took it to a pro…let’s see how far that $et$ me back…


The discovery and the swift and subsequent revelation of other details surrounding the perpetrators of the videos and the fake fan site that accompanied it are bringing to an end one of the Internet’s more elaborately constructed mysteries. The fans’ disbelief in Lonelygirl15 was not willingly suspended, but rather teased and toyed with. Whether they will embrace the project as a new narrative form, condemn it or simply walk away remains to be seen.

The masterminds of the Lonelygirl15 videos are Ramesh Flinders, a screenwriter and filmmaker from Marin County, Calif., and Miles Beckett, a doctor turned filmmaker. The high quality of the videos caused many users to suspect a script and production crew, but Bree’s bedroom scenes were shot in Flinders’s home, in his actual bedroom, typically using nothing more than a Logitech QuickCam, a Web camera that retails for about $150.

Together with Grant Steinfeld, a software engineer in San Francisco, Flinders contrived to produce and distribute the videos to pique maximum curiosity about them.

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September 18th, 2006 at 6:18 pm

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