Crowdsourcing reaches Sundance

A new documentary film created by a team led by producer Ridley Scott and Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald is making waves at Sundance. The film, titled Life in a Day is a crowdsource creation. Crowdsourcing or distributed problem-solving and production is on the rise as advances in technology (and associated decreases in relative cost) allow for collaboration that is both more broad-based and richer. The final film is a distillation of the best of more than 80,000 video submissions to the project. "Knowing where the content came from — users from 120 countries shot footage on cellphones, consumer cameras and webcams — makes Life in a Day feel like an entirely new form of storytelling." (J. Silverman


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