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Life in a Day

Last winter, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and executive producer Ridley Scott screened Life in a Day at the Sundance Film Festival. True to its name, the film followed a day in the life of people throughout the world. 

To achieve this, Macdonald crowdsourced his footage via YouTube and had anyone and everyone upload clips shot during one summer day in 2010. 

YouTube has now released the 90 minute feature. Our recommendation, bookmark it and give it a watch when you have the time. The film itself is great. The idea that thousands could come together to create it is amazing.

H/T: YouTube Blog.

You know what’s happening in about 23 minutes or so (8pm EST)?

The premier of the globally crowdsourced, Ridley Scott, Kevin Macdonald and YouTube “Life in a Day” documentary.

A little background: last July, thousands of people around the world filmed moments of their July 24, uploaded clips to the Life in a Day YouTube channel and since then editors have been working in London to put together a feature-length film.

It’s premiering at Sundance this evening. For those of us not wearing the fancy pants, we can watch it on YouTube.

For background on the project and how it all came together, check out the BBC’s Digital Planet.

Last year, documentarian Kevin Macdonald, filmmaker Ridley Scott and YouTube teamed up to begin Life in a Day, a crowdsourced documentary with footage shot around the globe on July 24, 2010.

The finished documentary is set to premier at Sundance later this month.

This video is the first clip released from the over 1,000 used in the film. It was shot by Toniu Xou and Patricia Marinez del Hoyoa of Spain.

Via the YouTube blog.