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First the Facebook movie and now the Youtube movie!.

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Well not quite the blockbuster movie that was The Social Network and also not starring Justin Timberlake,  but YouTube is making a film called Life In A Day. This film has been made from 5,000 hours of footage (80,000 individual clips), which have been sculpted into an hour and a half of feature film due to be premiered at January's Sundance Film Festival. The footage used in the film came from thousands of worldwide YouTube users who were all asked to film their day on 24 July. The point of all this was so that Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and his team could sift through all the footage and create a film that would depict a single day on earth.

''It's an optimistic film about how wonderful it is to be alive,'' said Macdonald Well aware that not everyone can afford a camera and to ensure the lesser abled communities were included in the film, Macdonald purchased 400 cameras and sent them to Africa, Asia, Latin America, where they were distributed to people in quite remote areas. “It hasn't been done before, and obviously it can only happen because of new technology,” said the director. Although the film is sold by Macdonald as uplifting, be aware that the film does capture footage from the German Love Parade, where hundreds of people were injured and 21 people were killed – not for the faint hearted then! For all those who can’t wait to see it, there will be a live broadcast from the Sundance Film Festival on 27 January.