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July 7, 2010

Youtube's Life in a Day project

On July 24, Youtube wants you to shoot some video of a day in your life and then upload it to a dedicated Youtube channel called Life in a Day.

The project will feature Kevin Macdonald as director and Ridley Scott (yes, the Ridley Scott) as producer. They'll slice together the best video moments into an "experimental documentary film." And the film will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011.

The project is ambitious but there's one problem. How can the filmmakers be sure that the footage that's getting uploaded was actually shot on July 24th?

Other than that, it's a good idea and a smart marketing ploy for Youtube, who will be channeling of millions of users to its Life in a Day site, which is sponsored by LG Electronics. Cha-ching.

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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 9:16 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Big Ideas


I'm excited to see the final production of this project.

Imitation is the best flattery- - I have been volunteering on a project that has been public for two years with a similar concept but more grass routes and philantrophic purpose.

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Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

Gus has a wife, a young daughter and two feuding cats. They live in Northeast Baltimore.
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