Hollywood director Sir Ridley Scott has announced what is believed to be his most ambitious projects— to document a day in the life of the entire planet using YouTube footage.
The Englishman is the executive producer of ‘Life in a Day’, an experimental film that invites people across the world to record a snapshot of their own lives on a single day.
The documentary will incorporate footage shot on July 24 that is submitted by YouTube users from around the world.
The film will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Kevin Macdonald, whose features include ‘State of Play’ and ‘The Last King of Scotland’, will direct the film, compiling the best footage into the final movie.
Individuals whose footage makes it into the finished film will be credited as co-directors, and 20 of them will be flown to Sundance for the movie”s bow.
“”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,” the Telegraph quoted Macdonald as saying.
“I hope it will be something that will open people”s eyes to the possibilities of user-generated film.
“Of course, it”s a risk. It could be that I won”t get anything interesting back. But I don”t think that will be the case. I”m sure there will be some real gems, some real magic, which is what I”m looking for,” he added
Sir Ridley said the film was a return to his origins.
“My first film was a day in my life. I thought, ”I”ll just write a day in the life of me and how I once decided not to go to school – because I hated school – and I took the day off”,” he said.
“With this project we”re asking you to get up, with your cameras, and actually record your day, whatever it is. Maybe record something about your cat. But it must be personal. That”s what we”re looking for,” he added. (