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Everybody is a star

Here’s your chance to work with Ridley Scott and make it to Sundance.

The team of producer Scott (“Robin Hood,” “Black Hawk Down”) and director Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland”) is assembling a feature-length film, called “Life in a Day,” entirely out of YouTube videos, shot by people like (and perhaps including) you.

Part promotional sweepstakes, part potential art-work, the “Life in a Day” project is asking folks around the globe to film their lives on July 24, 2010 -- defined as between 12:01a.m and 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone -- and then upload the footage onto YouTube.

The rules: Don’t edit and don’t use music (the filmmakers are looking for raw footage), although just about anything else, from fictional storytelling to animation, is permitted. The creators are touting this as “the largest crowd-sourced film ever made” and “a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on July 24, 2010.”

Twenty of the folks whose videos are chosen (you can browse the submissions beginning in August) will be flown to Sundance to attend the film’s premiere in 2011.

It’s another example of YouTube’s increasing reach into not only public life but the elite worlds of classical music, art and movies. There’s already been a YouTube Symphony Orchestra, and the Guggenheim recently announced that an exhibit of user-generated videos (to be chosen by a panel of experts) will be shown this Fall at its branches in Berlin, Bilbao, New York and Venice.

More info on “Life in a Day” is here.

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