If you had one day to document anything on Earth for future generations to learn from, what would it be? And if you knew people in every country in the world were doing the same thing on the same day, how would it affect your choice? The amazing worldwide collaborative filmmaking project is back for its third installment: on 12.12.12, people in every country will participate in One Day on Earth. On 10.10.10, the global effort yielded over 3,000 hours of footage that was edited into a feature film that includes perspectives as diverse as its contributors’ locations, and last year's 11.11.11 project yielded even more rich video. Capturing moments spanning births, wars, vast landscapes, and frenetic cities, the project is a snapshot of the world around us, and often reveals how little we as individuals really know about it.
With the global filming event just days away, we’re inviting you to participate. It’s easy to get started: create a profile on the One Day on Earth site and it will automatically connect to your Vimeo account. Then, on Wednesday, December 12, capture your slice of the world. The resulting film will be shown all over the globe, and all footage will be included in a geo-tagged archive where you can watch individual submissions by clicking on a map.
We at Vimeo are proud to have participated in this incredible project from its earliest days, and even prouder that we’re part of an amazing and growing list of supporters, which includes the United Nations, Oxfam, Red Cross/Red Crescent, World Wildlife Fund, and many others. So we’re asking the entire Vimeo community to sign up, get your cameras ready, and prepare to add yourself to One Day on Earth.