Filmmakers join YouTube for first UGC documentary

Filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald are linking up with YouTube to develop the first user-generated, feature-length documentary, Reuters reported Wednesday.

Filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald are linking up with YouTube to develop the first user-generated, feature-length documentary, Reuters reported Wednesday.

The documentary, titled “Life in a Day,” will incorporate footage shot by YouTube users from around the world, specifically on July 24, 2010. It will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Macdonald will direct and compile the best footage submitted; Scott will act as producer. Users whose footage is included in the film will be credited as co-directors.

Scott's production company—Scott Free Prods.—will work with NGOs and non-profits in 20 countries to distribute cameras in remote regions of the globe, ensuring worldwide inclusivity.

Macdonald hopes the documentary will serve as a time capsule and engage the world's online community.

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