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July 23, 2010 8:00 AM   Subscribe

Life In A Day: Youtube's first Crowd-sourced feature film

On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of your life on camera. The most compelling and distinctive footage will be edited into an experimental documentary film, executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin MacDonald.
posted by Potomac Avenue (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
This is a movie where the dreams and lives of everyday people are bought and sold by those who already own too much. No, you will not be reimbursed, no you will not get royalties, and no you will not get to go to the premiere unless you win a lottery of sorts.

Yes, we will make money... Yes, my name will be the biggest on the posters... and yes, I already have been given a ton of money to make this movie, but I plan on spending it on a villa near the editing suite somewhere in Italy.

Wow, this will be the most true to life doc ever.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 8:23 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm already planning my video submission now. Can't decide on a) footage of me clipping my toenails, or b) me waiting for water to boil.

My life is compelling and distinctive, as you can see.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:32 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


It better have a pug in it.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:41 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is the highlight of my day.
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 8:54 AM on July 23, 2010


Will I get paid if my footage is used in the feature film?

No, there is no monetary payment for contributing or being selected. However, you will be credited in the film.

Who owns my video if it’s selected to be in the film?

You will retain ownership, but agree in the Terms and Conditions to grant Life In A Day Films the right to include your video in the film and to exploit the film in all media forever. In uploading your video, you are also agreeing to grant certain rights in your video to YouTube, as set out in the Terms of Use.

What happens to my video if it’s not selected for the film?

All of the videos that are submitted will be featured in the Life In A Day gallery, which will be added to the Life In A Day channel later this year.


Now I want to film myself screaming in the camera and looking around furtively for a solid 3 hours, if only to have that hosted on YouTube along with whatever other people post.

That, or capture hours of ChatRoulette. You know, for posterity.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:54 AM on July 23, 2010


> Can't decide on a) footage of me clipping my toenails, or b) me waiting for water to boil.

I think you should submit video of you boiling your toenails, and then serving the broth to a geisha in the lobby of a shiny office building.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:54 AM on July 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm already planning on filming the drunky hijinx at 12:01am tonight.

we will email you release forms which you must send back to us signed by anyone who appears in your video.

Uh oh. How's this going to work for crowd scenes? Is this "Life In a Day (Of An Introvert)"?
posted by naju at 9:14 AM on July 23, 2010


Is OK to put wang in film?
posted by Mister_A at 9:36 AM on July 23, 2010


I that if Ridley Scott can find a way to make 24 hours of cat's riding roomba's dramatic and compelling, then he can have that villa in Italy.
posted by edbles at 9:46 AM on July 23, 2010



Jesse: For a television show. Some friends of mine are these cable access producers, do you know what that is, cable access? (Céline shakes her head.) Umm, I dunno...Anybody can produce a show real cheap, and they have to put it on. Right? And I have this idea for this show that would last twenty-four hours a day for a year straight, right? What you do, is you get three hundred and sixty-five people from cities all over the world, to do these twenty-four hour documents of real time, right, capturing life as it‘s lived. Um, you know, it would start with uh, a guy waking up in the morning, and, uh, you know, taking the long shower, eating a little breakfast, making a little coffee, you know, and, uh, reading the paper.

Céline: Wait, wait. All those mundane, boring things everybody has to do every day of their fucking life?
Is that where they got the idea from?
Transcript.
posted by Idle Curiosity at 10:15 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


reminds me of this contest
posted by Bwithh at 11:34 AM on July 23, 2010


David After Double Rainbow will be one of the winners, I'm sure.
posted by Wuggie Norple at 6:58 PM on July 23, 2010


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