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BBC - Britain in a Day


We would like to draw your attention to a unique BBC project to capture a snapshot of life throughout Britain.

The producers are looking for contributions from all walks of life and the project is designed to capture a unique snapshot of Britain on a single day, inviting people from all corners of the United Kingdom to record their day.  

The idea is based on LIFE IN A DAY, the global, user-generated feature film produced by Ridley Scott's company Scott Free London and directed by Kevin Macdonald which goes out no BBC2 this week. 80,000 videos were submitted to YouTube by people all over the world, wherever they were and whatever they were doing. The result was a powerful and inspiring portrait of the world on a single day, so now thr BBC producers have decided to do the same for the UK.  

On Saturday November 12th, between midnight and midnight, the producers are asking people in Britain to film something that captures the intimacy and singularity of their life and to upload it to a dedicated channel on YouTube. In turn they will produce an archive and time capsule of what life was really like in Britain on the eve of the 2012 Olympics, but they'll also be creating a 90 minute feature length film directed by award winning director Morgan Matthews which will go out on BBC2 next Summer.

They want a real diversity of contributors - both in age, background and experience. It would be great to have contributions from landowners, gamekeepers, trawlermen, farmers, scientists, naturalists, food producers and wildlife enthusiasts etc. They're not looking for master filmmakers. They want honest, personal films from people from all walks of life all over Britain, which provide a real insight into the lives of people in Britain and the things that are important to them. Ultimately it's about sharing their world and thoughts not professional film-making technique.

You can find more information about the project and how to submit videos at www.bbc.co.uk/britaininaday and www.youtube.com/britaininaday
 

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