Acclaimed filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald are to collaborate on a project called “Life in a Day”, which sees them create a documentary made up of YouTube submissions of footage shot on July 24th of this year. The idea is to create a social, video time-capsule, so that future generations can get a taste of life in 2010, and all the things that can be happening worldwide in a single day.
20 YouTube user’s whose footage makes the final cut will credited alongside the Hollywood big-wigs as co-directors, and will be flown out to the renowned Sundance film festival to watch the movie’s premiere.
Director, Kevin 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.”
“Over the past five years, YouTube has changed the way media is created and consumed,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, YouTube’s parent company. “We`re thrilled to give our community the opportunity to work with Kevin MacDonald and Ridley Scott and are grateful to our long-term partner, the Sundance Institute, for their support of this global initiative. I can think of no better place to premiere Life in a Day than at next year’s festival.”
If you think your life is worth documenting for all eternity, take some footage on July 24th, and upload it to www.youtube.com/lifeinaday . Probably best not to submit a Hitler “Downfall” meme though.