Dark, apocalyptic movie director Ridley Scott plans to create a documentary compiled of uploaded YouTube footage, featuring YOU:
Called "Life in a Day," the film will be made entirely of footage shot during the 24 hours of July 24, 2010. Anyone in the world can participate and then upload their content to YouTube.com/lifeinaday. Participants will be credited as co-directors if their footage makes it into the finished film. The doc will premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and 20 of the participants will be flown to Park City, Utah, for the event.
" ‘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," Macdonald said in a press release. "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."
Super cool idea, or a gimmick? I say super cool idea. But if you think this some sort of Ridley Scott postmodern flight of fancy, know that The Last King of Scotland director and all-around measured, not lame guy Kevin McDonald will work alongside Scott on the project.