You’ve always wanted to be a filmmaker but didn’t think you had the resources. Now, here’s your chance.
On July 24, 2011 world famous directors Kevin Macdonald (State of Play, Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void) and Ridley Scott (Robin Hood, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) partner with YouTube, LG Electronics and the Sundance Film Festival to create a worldwide film experiment, called Life In A Day.
The result of the Life In A Day project will be the first user-generated feature-length documentary film shot on a single day. “It is a unique experiment in social filmmaking,” said Kevin Macdonald, Executive Director of the project.
The project will be executive produced by Ridley Scott for his production company, Scott Free Productions.
If you can shoot video from your phone, video camera, or laptop and have Internet access you can participate in Life In A Day.
Of all of the footage submitted, the lucky filmmakers who make the final cut of the film will be given a credit as a co-director.
Of all the filmmakers, 20 co-directors will be given a trip to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for the world premiere of Life In A Day.
“A vital part of our mission is to support individual storytelling around the globe and to provide a platform for expression and experimentation,” said John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival in a press release.
YouTube is the world’s largest user generated video site.
Life In A Day is one of YouTube’s initiatives to encourage users to expand the realm of media content. Other projects include the YouTube Symphony Orchestra and the YouTube Play in a partnership with the Guggenheim museums.
To get all of the details visit YouTube.com/LifeInADay.