Life In A Day: The Crowdsourced Film Is Now Playing On A Computer Near You
The ultimate experiment in egalitarian filmmaking, Life In A Day was directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by the legendary Ridley Scott. As for the actual film footage, that came entirely from YouTube users like you. The project invited participants to upload their experiences to the popular video sharing site, chronicling personal events and stories from around the world on the day of July 24, 2010.
The goal was to assemble these collage-style, and showcase the trials and tribulations of the everyday. What they ended up with was a staggering 4,500 hours of video sourced from 192 countries, which then had to be sorted and assembled into a cohesive whole. Sound impossible? Well, nearly so, but to the credit of the directing and editing team, they managed to pull it off. The final product proves that there is no greater drama, comedy and narrative beauty than that which is inherent in daily life.
We screened the feature-length film at our Creators Project: New York event in DUMBO earlier this month, but now the filmmakers are giving the film back to the community that created it. Life In A Day is now available to stream for free on YouTube, which means you can watch it anytime, anywhere you can connect to the internet.
Watch the trailer above, and view the entire film on YouTube. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of your own contribution.