If you happen to be anywhere in the world tomorrow, and we’re guessing you will be, don’t be surprised when you’re walking down the street and pass a few odd people filming themselves. No, you’re not witnessing a form of egocentric flash mob, we just all happen to be starring in a new feature film, ‘One Day on Earth’. Known as a simultaneous filming event, it will be occurring in every country across the world during the 24 hours period that makes up Friday 11th November 2011 (11.11.11).
Not to be mistaken for the YouTube/Ridley Scott documentary ‘Life in a Day’ – a film put together from over 4,500 videos uploaded on YouTube on 24th July 2010 – ‘One Day on Earth’ was founded completely independently in 2008, setting out to create a picture of our world through recording just one day from a diversity of perspectives. During last year’s event, on the 10th October 2010 (10.10.10), more than 3,000 hours of footage was uploaded to the ‘One Day on Earth’ website; all of which is currently being cut down into a 90 minute documentary, set to be released later this year.
You don’t have to be a filmmaker to take part – anyone can participate and contribute anything from two minutes of footage up to the whole 24 hours. Below we’ve posted the trailer from last year’s event that we hope will motivate and inspire.
For more information and behind the scenes footage, visit: www.onedayonearth.com
To watch YouTube/Ridley Scott’s ‘Life in a Day’, visit: www.youtube.com/lifeinaday