Jan 3, 2008

Video Diary

Update: 13:15Video should be back up thanks to Dan.
Update: 12:50The video is currently down due to excessive bandwidth. We're trying to get it reloaded.

Thanks to Dan for the following.

I decompiled the SWF files and found some misc images (unused stuff, possibly) but I also found video diary #1, complete with transcript.

I've also attached some random images I came across also, some you may have already seen (I saw you already have the Driveshaft album cover, but this one is higher quality)

My name is Sam Thomas.
And up until a few days ago I worked for Oceanic Airlines.
I was an IT technician.
My partner Sonya also worked for Oceanic.
She was a flight attendant.
Sonya was on board Flight 815 when it...disappeared.
Oceanic have recently decided to abandon the search for 815.
Despite this I won't stop looking.
You see I need to know what happened.
And if I'm honest with myself this is part of the reason why.
She's a beauty isn't she.
Two months from now was to be the
8th anniversary of the day Sonya and I met.
And my plan was to get down on one knee,
which would have really embarrassed her,
give her this ring and ask her to marry me.
And that would have made up for all the times I could have.
But I didn't.
Tomorrow I'm flying to Jakarta.
I'm going to hitch a ride aboard a salvage boat called the Christiane I
which is looking for a shipwreck somewhere in the deepest waters on the planet.
And I'm doing this because I received a coded message
in a photograph from a group called 'MAXWELL'.
It might seem crazy but to tell you the truth I feel like crap,
I can't sleep and I'm not going to just sit around
waiting to feel good again.
I've had enough of waiting until it's too late.

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34 comments:

Chris said...

I think the video is the video activity in "My Progress", and the new Sam's Desk pic will be available when he is in Jakarta.

Faith said...

Whats the red square on the wall in the last screencap?

Jake Chambers said...

Hm... is this video still unreleased?

Dan said...

@faith
If you look closely there appears to be a message on the wall.
@jake Yes it's unreleased

Dudu Maroja said...

Nice find!

GreekCharmed said...

Yeah but if this is unreleased how could you have found it?

DarkUFO said...

Yeah but if this is unreleased how could you have found it?

We use URL Sniffers and Flash decompilers to take apart the files to see if there are any hidden images and URLS.

Chris said...

GreekCharmed:
It's inside the SWF file of the webpage.

Has anyone noticed that weird pointing N in the first pic? It points precisely at SSE.

ieatgreenfleas said...

i took a screenshot of the activity where you find the clues in the bedroom. http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/7718/find815writingonwalllq5.png

ieatgreenfleas said...

also chris, i doubt the arrow pointing to the N is anything significant. maybe though. its part of this. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v435/n7043/images/nature435756a-f1.2.jpg

GreekCharmed said...

swf huh? didnt know that it can be done. how can we view the swf file?

GreekCharmed said...

never mind...flash decompilers...
too hard for me

Red Moose Studios said...

Soooo..uhm, could Christiane I be Not Penny's Boat?

ieatgreenfleas said...

i bet it is. they have to tie this in with season 4 obviously. if its not, it better be the ramaining DHARMA members or something.

k_cat said...
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ieatgreenfleas said...

lol nah i just got home from work a few hours ago and i dont work til 4 tomorrow...so here i am at 5 AM in minnesota just releasing my inner-veryhardtofind-nerd.

Smullie said...
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cldx said...

Just wondering, wouldnt it be awesome if we were to follow Sams Trip directly to the Island and hed actually end up appearing in the show? Now thats what id call cross-media..

Smullie said...

Couldn't the arrow and the N not just mean, that that is the direction of 'north', from the point of view from Sam's room ?

Also, why is there a picture of the moon, in the bedroom? Electromagnetism? I also read somewhere about a mirror universe, that's probably to deep, but who knows?

Lost in Portugal said...

I believe the video is not working right now :S

Steff said...

i cant see it either

Steff said...

now its OK

Morgan said...

The compass they used on the island in season 1 to triangulate a signal had north facing 45 degrees off as well.

valentifabio said...

I have uploaded it on dailymotion if it's still not on: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3xnfq_ch1diary1_news

Lost in Portugal said...

GreekCharmed: swf decompilers are easy to work with. I use sothink swf decompiler for... err, decompiling the swfs and url helper to find the urls for every file on find815.com

Chris said...

When Sam puts Sonya's outfit into the closet, something flashes in the top right corner of the closet. I think it is an HD logo. Can anyone else confirm?

Lost in Portugal said...

Also noticed that and it definitely looks like an HD logo.

johnlocke said...
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johnlocke said...

here's the HD logo, it seems superimposed...

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7209/hdhs2.png

Chris said...

It's so fake that it's eerie.

Gater said...

i think that this news needs a spoiler tag.

a few player like me want complete the game without to see whats comming on.

LeParisien said...

Look at the DriveShaft CD!!! It was during a Live in Jakarta!!! Like the destination of Sam

Ben Rainey said...

leparisien,

I saw the same thing. Not so interested that Sam is going there. I'm more interested in the fact that up till now we only knew of three albums by the Band 1. A self-titled release, 2. A second that John said lacked effort, and 3. a greatest hits. When did they release a live album?

Jeff said...

Man, this actor is a billion times better and more interesting to watch than Jamie Silberhartz ever was!