July 24, the day of the 'first user-generated feature-length documentary'
Wednesday 07 July 2010
YouTube is partnering with producer Ridley Scott (
Robin Hood, American Gangster) and director Kevin Macdonald (
State of Play, The Last King of Scotland) to create what is referred to as "the first user-generated feature-length documentary."
The film project, titled Life in a Day, looks to illustrate life in a single day around the world, incorporating footage shot by YouTube users worldwide on July 24.
" 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," said Macdonald, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Macdonald will compile the best footage into the final film for Scott's Scott Free Productions. Footage included in the final film will receive credit and 20 lucky "co-directors" will attend the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for the world premiere.
The company is coordinating efforts with Against All Odds Productions, based in California, which will handle the execution of the project and distribute cameras to remote parts of the world to ensure the film reflects a global perspective.
LG Electronics is supporting the project as part of its "Life's Good" campaign.
Details about submitting footage are available at
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