A MESSAGE FROM KEVIN MACDONALD:
Dear Life in a Day Participant,
Firstly, may I wish you a Happy New Year from all of us on the production.
Today we are unveiling Life in a Day at Sundance for the film's World Premiere. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for participating in this extraordinary experience, for offering up your valuable time and giving us a wealth of wonderful, touching, funny and poignant films about your lives. The film simply could not have been completed without the generosity, dedication and determination of all of you.
We received a staggering 80,000 clips of film from all around the world for potential inclusion in the film - about 4,500 hours. With so much wonderful footage available to us choosing what to include in the film was extremely difficult. We honestly could have made many more films from all of the material received, so don't be disheartened if your footage was not included in the final film! We probably thought it was beautiful material but just didn't have room in a 90 minute film to include it. Remember that the videos in the Life In A Day gallery have already received over 5 million views and this historic archive, of what life was like on 24th July 2010, will live on at http://www.youtube.com/lifeinaday.
The live stream of the world premiere will take place on the Life in a Day channel (http://www.youtube.com/lifeinaday) today, Thursday 27th January at 8pm EST. Outside of the US you can tune in for the re-broadcast at 7pm on Friday, January 28, in your local time zone. This will be your only chance to see Life in a Day before it is released across the world later in 2011.
For those of you who are interested in helping the finished film reach as many people as possible, we would love to make you a part of our grassroots Life in a Day campaign. To participate, please visit http://youtube.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=39aab2e9005d37bed7a6438e9&id=512e7ac9de&e=82e2cb3ced.
And once again, thank you for the wonderful experience I've had in making Life In A Day with you. I hope you enjoy the film and that you are proud of your part in this historic project.
I work evenings. Does anyone have the ability to record streaming video off the Internet? If so, please contact me!