Life in a Day, which may be the largest crowdsourced work of art ever undertaken, premiered first at Sundance then online on YouTube in July. Filmmakers Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott oversaw the effort to sift through 4,500 hours of video chronicling a single day — July 24, 2010 — contributed by 80,000 filmmakers from around the world.
Other documentary projects have crowdsourced footage before, but none on this level. The complete film, which is free to watch online (and is above too!), has been viewed more than 3 million times.
The 2011 Documentary Year in Review Countdown…
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