On April 26, professional and amateur filmmakers alike joined in the "One Day in Denver" project, part of "One Day on Earth: Your Day. Your City. Your Future." During this participatory media event, they documented the answers to ten questions on the future of Denver; meanwhile, filmmakers in eleven other U.S. cities did the same.
"Your Day. Your City. Your Future" was designed as a 24-hour filming platform that would inspire urbanites to tell stories about the issues that might define their city over the next twenty years, while also taking a closer look at how people can live better in tight communities.
And for those who went out on April 26 to document these stories, now is the time to put it all together, since One Day on Earth's editing team wants to know what it will have to work with. It doesn't matter whether local contributors compiled ten seconds or ten hours of film, their videos will be added to an interactive, geo-tagged archive map that will become public on Sunday, May 11 as a "first-look trailer."
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Those who need more time can still submit videos until May 26 -- but in the meantime, project producers will be working with public broadcasters on a TV series investigating the future of the American cities that were part of the project.
One Day on Earth started in 2008, with the idea of creating a worldwide event during which thousands of participants would simultaneously film over a 24-hour period. Since that first global event on October 10, 2010, the grassroots community of international filmmakers has grown to include everyone from amateurs on cellphones to professional cinematographers.
To upload video submissions, go to onedayindenver.org