Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Google's Life in a Day

Google is planning to take our help in creating history. They call this "historic cinematic experience" Life in a Day. They write on the Official Google Blog that we all see the world from our perspective, and they want us to take part in capturing a day on Earth and create a short movie to let future generations know our way of life. Taken directly from the Google blog:

"Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of “Life in a Day,” a historic cinematic experiment that will attempt to do just that: document one day, as seen through the eyes of people around the world. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a snapshot of your life on camera. You can film the ordinary -- a sunrise, the commute to work, a neighborhood soccer match, or the extraordinary -- a baby’s first steps, your reaction to the passing of a loved one, or even a marriage."

Participation is really simple. You need to go to the Life in a Day YouTube channel and check out the guidelines. Then, grab your camera and record your daily routine and/or special moments on 24th of July this year. Then, upload the movie to the Life in a Day channel. If they like it, you can be one of the 20 contributors credited as co-directors in the film that will be screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Selected or not, your video will remain on YouTube, letting future generations know how 24th July 2010 was on this planet. 

This is something interesting that Google has thought of. This will be a great success I believe. And it is really important to save symbols of our life for the future generations. What can be better than a YouTube channel dedicated to it, stored on the World Wide Web, for access to everyone, anytime?