By Brandon Litman of One Day on Earth
The idea that people from every country in the world can come together to film on the same day and become a media-creating community is extraordinary.
When One Day on Earth launched, it was through direct outreach to filmmakers to help create a global artistic creation. Since then, though, the project has grown to be so much. With the support of organizations like the United Nations and Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, we have realized the power and reach that community based media can have.
On 10/10/10, our community came together and shared over 3,000 hours of video footage. And we are doing it again today (or tomorrow, depending on where you are), on 11/11/11.
Linking the media-creating community and NGOs for a single day on a global scale results in unmatchable perspective. I have to remind myself every time I watch the trailer below that this was all shot on the same day by volunteers who only wanted to share their perspectives with each other. We can promise to deliver something completely new to audiences with the feature film, which will be screened in every country in the world on the same day in February. See: Global Screening
And this is just the beginning. We see people from around the world joining in the collaboration everyday. We have been continuously surprised with how powerful these stories are individually, not to mention the expansive and overwhelming feeling of humanity you get when you see them all as a whole.
This is the power of filmmaking–thank you, DSLRnewshooter community, for being a part of it. I hope you consider sharing a short video with us, and the world, on 11/11/11.
Join here: www.onedayonearth.org