Dear Vimeo Community,
You may have heard in recent news that there are now over 7 billion people on the planet. That's a big number considering each has a unique story and perspective to share. Luckily, there's a global project that began on Vimeo to help share all those moments. It is with great joy and privilege that we remind you of the year's largest universal video capture project, One Day on Earth (ODOE). This Friday November 11th, 2011, people from all over the world will capture their experiences to share. Last year on 10.10.10 (October 10th, 2010), Vimeans came together through the ODOE project and filmed in EVERY single country in the world on the same day, creating over 3000 hours of shared footage and a feature film-
This year we're doing it again, so get your camera batteries charged up, clean out those memory cards, and make sure your lens is smudge free. It's time to capture footage from all over this beautiful blue marble called Earth! Signing up is easy, just create a profile on the One Day On Earth site and it will automatically link to your Vimeo profile. Share your world with us this coming Friday. We want to see it all, whether it's the natural wonder of your part of the planet, a portrait of your urban landscape, or a glimpse at the drama of human life on Earth.
Also, those of you who participated in last year's universal capture event (10.10.10) can now answer the long awaited question of "where will last year's film be screened?" This is big- ODOE just announced that they will be partnering with the United Nations to screen the film in EVERY country in the world on the same day in late February. As quoted from an official United Nations press release, "...the producers plan to screen the film in both theaters and venues of cultural and historic significance." For more information, check here. To make sure as many of us can be part of this historic screening as possible, One Day on Earth will also screen media shot on 11/11/11 as part of this Global Screening.
Through partnerships with the world's largest nonprofits, the diversity of the shared archive promises to be even more impressive than last year. Over 60 non-profit organizations, including 300+ United Nations country offices and 80+ Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, are involved in this year's global capture. Such participants are encouraged to film for a cause and document perspectives on important local and global issues, which will then be shared with the long list of One Day on Earth non-profit partners. Check out the causes and collaborate sections of their website and be inspired to make an impact with your 1 day video contribution. All media recorded on 11/11/11 will be shared by those that participated (non-commercial use/with credit).
My friends, please join us as we all take part in the world's largest filmmaking collaboration. For questions about the project, feel free to post to this forum thread or visit the One Day on Earth site-+ More from the Staff Blog Archive