Yesterday, I took part in the global Life in a Day project, in which people from around the world documented July 24 through video. I took along my Flip with me all day, grabbing pieces of the day. I also use a time-lapse program on my Mac for a few sections in the video (making breakfast, counting coins, playing guitar) for a something a little different (other than me, talking).
I had to re-edit the whole darn thing because I included music in my original (which I am sharing here) and the main site wants non-music videos (prob because they are going to piece sections together).
If you took part, let me know. I’d love to create a YouTube playlist of folks I know who were part of the adventure. Drop me a note here in the comment section with the link to your video.
Grab your video camera and document your day. Today (it already started!) is the official Life in a Day video project in which folks from around the world are going to be submitting a video document of this single day in their lives (July 24) to form sort of a canvas of the world’s activity in a 24 hour time frame.
Later, the producers of the Youtube-based site — Kevin McDonald (who did the One Day in September project) and Ridley Scott (Yep, of Hollywood fame) — will create some sort of montage of the best of the videos. Good luck with that, fellows. You’re going to have to pour through a lot of video content, I bet. But it will be interesting to see the world through the eyes of regular people.
Life In A Day is a historic global experiment to create a user-generated documentary film shot in a single day, by you. On 24 July, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of your life on camera.
Am I going to do it? Sure. Why not. I have my little Flip camera, although it is possible the day is going to be boring. We have a Little League All-star baseball game on tap (if we win, they go to the finals tomorrow) and that’s about it.
If you run out of ideas,producer Kevin McDonald proposes a few things to consider creating a video about: