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YouTube ‘Life in a Day’ gallery unveiled

Ambitious project received 80,000 submissions – but will it simply be a collection of mundane videos?

YOUTUBE HAS PUBLISHED the official gallery of its Life in a Day project.

The project received some 80,000 submissions, created by YouTube users on the same day – 24 July, 2010.

British director Kevin Macdonald, who won an Oscar in 2000 for the documentary One Day in September, will edit submissions to create one single “user-generated feature film”, according to YouTube.

YouTube created this video to promote Life in a Day:


The plan is to premier the film at the Sunday Film Festival and on YouTube in January 2011.

The videos featured in the gallery are arranged in a big sphere, and can be sifted through by clicking on tags marked along the side of the screen or by spinning the globe.

Hopefully Macdonald is holding better stuff in the pipeline than the audition for Ridley Scott, a sleeping snake, and some dogs fighting which currently feature in the gallery.

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