Life In a Day Project

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Dear faithful readers,

my apologizes for not posting at all this week. My ass kind of got kicked by work stuff but hopefully once the World Cup is out of the way, it will be back to normal.

Anyhow, I just wanted to share this tidbit with you – you know how I love documentaries since I’ve mentioned it time and time again. The clip you see below is for a documentary called Life in A Day that will premiere at 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Film producer is Ridley Scott. The film will be directed by Kevin Macdonald. So far it does sound quite impressive, no?

But here is the catch. Macdonald and Scott have collaborated with YouTube to create a documentary that will take user generated footage and combine it into a feature long film. The footage will be filmed on July 24th and 20 people who have submitted their footage to be include will be flown in to attend the premiere in Sundance. All of the people who submitted their footage will be named as co-directors.

Macdonald said:

Life in a Day is a time capsule that will tell future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010. It is a unique experiment in social filmmaking, and what better way to gather a limitless array of footage than to engage the world’s online community.

Now I think this will be all down to edit. And since Kevin Macdonald will be the one doing the editing there isn’t a doubt in my mind it will turn out awesome. It’s nice to see that social media can be used to create something that has the potential to be extraordinary. Rather then just trolls and whatnot. You can check out the clip of the project below.

On a side note – for people who love documentaries, I’ve found this link a while back. This is where you can legally download a number of documentaries, there is quite a selection available so do check it out.


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