No one ever said YouTube didn’t run interesting contests. If someone did say that, they’re clearly being ridiculous. Following up YouTube’s artsy-fartsy Guggenheim contest, the site has now courted director Ridley Scott , who will be executive-producing a project called Life In A Day. If you’re unfamiliar with Scott, he’s the guy behind Gladiator, Blade Runner, and the upcoming Monopoly. Ridley Scott’s Monopoly. I swear that’s a thing.
Anyway, the ‘Day’ in question is July 24th, and YouTube wants you to participate by recording that day. It doesn’t have to be special or fancy (though I’m going to assume that wouldn’t hurt your chances), just… film July 24th. That is all. In HD, if you don’t mind. The selected contributors’ footage will be edited (by Kevin Macdonald, the dude what did The Last King of Scotland, and also directing this) into a film that will premiere at the 2011 Sundance Festival, and all will be credited as co-directors. 20 will even be chosen to attend the premiere. Pretty swanky.
Of course, you won’t be paid for your hard work, but you don’t mind, right? Just make sure your camera’s ready to go for the 24th.
Oh snap, a zazzy trailer with indie music! Rub your eyes on it, quick!