Friday, July 23, 2010

Life in a Day

Posted By on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Got a Facebook note today from Mary Cruse, Humboldt County Film Commissioner (and a friend) regarding something called Life in a Day, which is taking place tomorrow. It's sort of like a video version of one of those Day in the Life books. She mentioned that she had a couple of extra camcorders so I called her, told her I'd like to borrow one, and I'll be shooting this and that on the big day -- July 24.

Here's more details via Mary:

Life in A Day is a historic global experiment to create a user-generated feature film, shot in a single day, by you. 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, produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.

The film will premier at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 and will be available on YouTube. If your footage makes it into the finished film, you'll be credited as a c-diretor and you could be one of 20 contributors brought to Sundance to celebrate with Kevin Macdonald.

(That came from the official YouTube Life in A Day channel:

We want to have as many Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity video uploads as possible. We would also like to use some of the footage for a montage of "A Day in the Life of Humboldt."

There are some great video suggestions by Scott, Macdonald and audio designer and editor on the YouTube site. They do NOT want the footage to be edited. If your camera can shoot 24 frames per second, that would be ideal. Quality does not have to be excellent or professional (preferably good). They are looking for compelling personal moments.

Some things going on Saturday in Humboldt: Humboldt Folklife Festival in Blue Lake, Cannabis Festival at the Bayside Grange, Dance Party at Nocturnum . . .

Check out more happenings in the Northcoast Journal calendar:

Please let me know if you are shooting some video. It would be fun to know who is shooting what. It can also be simple things like washing a dog, visiting a friend, baby time . . . moments of life.

Thanks all! Pass this information along if you know someone who might be interested: Teens, professionals, newbies shooting with camera phones . . . its all good.

Have a glorious weekend.

Mary Cruse

Humboldt Film Commission

520 E Street Eureka, CA 95501

707-444-6633 - office

Addendum: We'd love to post your vids here on the North Coast Journal blog. Please post links in the comments when you put them up on YouTube. Get out there and shoot!

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