Life is not very typical at the moment, and it will undoubtedly make it even more fascinating to see YouTube & # 39; s Life in a Day 2020, a unique crowd sourcing documentary by two world-famous directors.
Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald want their footage to be transformed into a film that will act as a kind of time capsule for a single day in 2020. This day happens to be today, Saturday, June 25, 2020.
If this sounds familiar to you, Scott and Macdonald teamed up to do so in 2010, and the film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival as Life in a Day. Finally, the film came to stream on YouTube in 2011.
What do you need to participate in a day 2020? What are YouTube's strict movie requirements? And where can you find this important model release form? We have all the answers below.
Life requirements in a day
Life in a day has a few rules, so it is best to start there before you start looking at the best type of camera. Submissions are open from Saturday, July 25th to Sunday, August 2nd, according to YouTube. From the time you turn off the camera tonight, you have a week to edit and submit your Life in a Day footage.
Of course, this does not mean that your footage is used. It is checked by a team of editors can Contact later in the year. In the worst case, you get a 24-hour part of your life that is saved on a memory card for your own project purposes.
To increase your chances of your story being told, that's official Life in a Day website suggests answering these questions yourself – or having everyone you film answer them.
- What do you love?
- What do you fear
- What would you like to change? Either about the world or about your own life.
- What's in your pocket
Above all, YouTube emphasizes that you personalize this story. no that will not be a Covid 19 documentary, according to Macdonald, but that will almost certainly play a big role in the last film.
Form and permissions for life in one day
In some cases, you need a filming permit for both subjects and locations. The latter is easier to achieve, but everything depends heavily on regional laws. In general, it's okay to shoot with a camera in public places, but private property owners may need to know that you're shooting footage in advance, and explicitly filming brands like a soda can isn't a problem.
YouTube also offers a link to a practical one Model approval formthat you can print out or download to have someone sign it. All identifiable "characters" in your story (no matter how small their role is) should sign this release form.
Last note here, and this is written in capital letters on the YouTube website: Do not film children without first obtaining permission.
Camera settings for life in a day 2020
YouTube also wants raw material – in other words, avoid special effects, filters, and stickers, and don't include music in the background or as a title. The rules don't explicitly state this, but it sounds like an obvious copyright issue.
The best camera settings are 4K at 24 frames per second, but it's not a strict movie requirement for Life in a Day 2020, it's just a weighted proposal. Alternatively, 1080p is fine and if your camera can't take 24 frames per second, 30 frames per second is fine.
Life in a day 2020 trailer
(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfKP3EXVfX4 (/ embed)
This isn't the last trailer for Life in a Day 2020, but it looks like YouTube has taken some shots in advance to give people an idea of what the end product will look like. Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott also tell you what we've already told you here.
Life in a Day 2010 Trailer
(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8S4gGI4nRo (/ embed)
For an outdated, but even better idea of what the last trailer for Life in a Day 2020 will look like, here's a review video for Life in Day 2010 (released in 2011).
Suggestions for living in a day
The funny thing about looking back at the original life in a day is that the camera technology looks so old in places where smartphones are used (that's very obvious). Many people were carrying the iPhone 3GS or older around with them at the time. The iPhone 4G has started the day after the shooting date ten years ago.
Good news: you can use pretty much any camera, including your smartphone, which is far more powerful than the devices from a decade ago. In 2020 we will be using the iPhone 11 Pro and are close to the iPhone 12. Most phones offer 4K options.
Here are some suggestions if you want to reinforce things.
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
This mirror-less camera with a flip-up screen is one of the new cameras in the Canon M series and makes creating videos and documentaries child's play. The Canon M50 was good too, but this model cut 4K with dual pixel auto focus and is a bit smaller because there is no built-in viewfinder.
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