FROM Rick Smolan
YouTube Gives Budding Filmmakers a Shot at Sundance The Hollywood adage, "everybody's a director," hints that everyone has an opinion on how a movie should be cut. Now, thanks to YouTube and Ridley Scott, the phrase could become "everybody's a cinematographer." They've invited people from around the world to submit footage for a feature-length documentary. The finished Life in a Day will show at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Rick Smolan, who's generated several photography books around the day-in-the-life theme, is working with the project.
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