Today's Youtube videos to be made into a film

Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald says it is “simple yet special” to work on the Life In A Day project, the largest user-generated film made from Youtube videos on July 24. Read on for more.

hollywood Updated: Jul 24, 2010 18:23 IST
Debjeet Kundu
Debjeet Kundu
Hindustan Times

To think of, it is quite simple. But yet, it’s fascinating and special,” says Hollywood director Kevin Macdonalds about his latest job on hand. The director of films like

The Last King of Scotland


One Day In September

will be threading audio-visual pieces from thousands of amateur filmmakers from across the globe to create an entire film for Youtube’s

Life In A Day

project — and that ‘day’ is today.

“Though I can’t really dictate terms, but even the idea of dabbling with so many creative pieces about life and humanity is amazing,” says Macdonalds, who sees this initiative as a “great step to new age film making”. “I’m expecting a downpour of so many emotions — love, fear, pleasure, disdain,” he adds. “Maybe, even what’s the last thing left in your pocket.”


Macdonalds is expecting anything “over 10,000” entries to compete for a space in the film. “It’ll be a rare combination,” he feels. “And this will a great opportunity for filmmakers who want to be seen and heard on a bigger platform,” adds Macdonalds, stating that this will also “bring up a positive side of Internet”.

And what about his thoughts on India when panning the camera? “India is one of those places where you can turn the camera anywhere and you have something great to capture,” says the Oscar winner. “With so many people, it’s confusing. But yet so fascinating and colourful.”

First Published: Jul 23, 2010 19:15 IST