Thursday, July 8, 2010
Ridley Scott Wants Your YouTube Videos
To participate in “Life in a Day,” people must film a snippet of their daily routine - 10 minutes max - on July 24. Video uploaded onto a special YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/lifeinaday) will be scrutinized by a team of editors. Macdonald, serving as director, and Scott, in a producer role, will bring selected clips together into a feature-length documentary of a single day on planet Earth.
Individuals whose video makes it into the finished film will be credited as co-directors. The top 20 contributors will be flown to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where the film will premiere out of competition.
More on this story can be found in the New York Times' "Media Decoder" section.