YouTube ‘Life in a Day’ Project Showcases Power of User Creations

Ridley Scott has produced a movie called Life in a Day with the help of director Kevin Macdonald, and over 80,000 YouTube clips submitted by thousands of users.  Scott and company urged YouTube users to film themselves on July 24, 2010 and submit what they came up with to YouTube and his partners.  From there over 4,500 hours of digital footage had to be edited down to a working movie that made sense and had heart unlike most YouTube creations that feature cats and stupid f*cks.  Life in a Day has been getting rave reviews around the movie festival circuit, and it’s actually playing now in select cities.  Considering how art house like it is I don’t know if it’ll ever get a national theater release, but I’m sure one day it’ll be available to rent or buy.  In the meantime take a look at its trailer to get an idea of what this massive YouTube community project entails.  You’ve been wishing that Freddie Wong submitted a clip to this project…

Life in a Day


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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.