Ten years ago, producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin McDonald teamed up with YouTube to film a newsreel of a day in the life of Earth - July 24, 2010. And now they have decided to make a sequel to this landmark film.
Scott and MacDonald are asking all the inhabitants of the planet to film one day of their ordinary life, which will fall on a specific date - July 25, 2020. A team of 30 viewers, three editors and personally Kevin MacDonald will review all the submitted material and assemble a full-length film "Life in a Day 2020" from it. It will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival next year.
If you want to take part in this event, there are several requirements you must fulfill. First, you must get permission from everyone in your movie. Secondly, you must make sure that no music will end up on the tape. To increase the chance of your video being included in the picture, the organizers advise, whenever possible, to shoot in horizontal mode, in high resolution, and use an external microphone. The footage should be sent by August 2.
Ten years ago, people from 189 countries sent over 80, 000 videos with a total duration of about 4, 500 hours. MacDonald and his team have managed to turn this unimaginable volume of video memories into a 95-minute documentary that can be watched directly on YouTube.