Thursday, July 22, 2010

Google Turns Up the Buzz on Life in a Day

Those visiting Google's home page this evening found a little reminder of the (huge?) YouTube experiment set for this Saturday.

YouTube unveiled a new countdown logo as well:

 Here's the explanation (from YouTube):

"Life In A Day is a global experiment to create a user-generated feature film: a documentary, shot in a single day, by you. On 24 July, 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".

Yes, fame can be yours and ...

"If your video is included in the final film, you'll be credited as a co-director and may be one of 20 contributors selected to attend the film's world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival."

The Film Festival is all over it,

is promoting the event on the Institute's front page as well as creating a pretty awesome promo on .. ugh ... , YouTube.

So charge those cellphone or Flip batteries .. Maybe even buy a few extras.

Of course, you can really make a splash and buy one of these ..... or .... a small car.

Forget the dentist appointment.

Family picnic?  What an opportunity.

Gotta work? Use up that really great excuse.

Convince your best friend to follow you around Saturday.  They'll love it (You may want to set some limits here? ...).

Me?  I'll be working.

Boring huh?