Google’s “Life in a Day” Project

The world is a huge place filled with tons of people. 6.7 billion, but you already knew that.  Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could get a snapshot of the day in the life of many of these people from around the world? Google did, and thus has recently announced their upcoming “Life in a Day” project.

The premise is simple yet extraordinary; on July 24th (appropriately 24/7) anyone and everyone is invited to use a camera and film something from their life in that 24 hour span.  Your choice of what to film is up to you whether it be your day at work, playing with your kids at home, or watching a beautiful sunset from your back porch.

After the day concludes, users will be able to upload their videos to the “Life in a Day” channel until July 31th.  All videos will be available to view online, but several enthusiasts will be lucky enough to have their clip as part of the ‘”Life in a Day” documentary that will debut at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.  Not only that, if your cinematic masterpiece makes it into the final film, you will be credited as co-director and have a chance to be selected to attend the premier.

This innovative project is being directed by Oscar-winning Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, One Day in September), while Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) will take the reigns as executive producer.

As always, Google isn’t losing a step in breaking new ground in the media world.  Come July 24th, make sure you grab a camera, charge the batteries, and prepare for what may be a defining feat in the realm of documentaries.  I know I’m excited.

07. July 2010 by Alex Trevisan
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