On April 26th, 2014 hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations, and inspired citizens will document stories and investigate 10 questions for the future of Los Angeles as part of a city-wide, participatory media-creation event. The resulting media will be showcased in an interactive geo-tagged archive and a TV series on the future of the American city. In addition, local media partners will showcase the most powerful and inspiring videos created during the one-day filmmaking event.
On April 26th, film stories that investigate one or more of the 10 questions below about Los Angeles.
After filming, upload your video submission to http://onedayinla.org
More than just prompting interviews, the following questions are inspiration for visual investigations:
No. You may investigate as many or as few as you wish. In addition, the 10th question is up to you, allowing for flexibility in how you participate.
Will our cities be powerful pillars of society in 20 years? With growing populations and overconsumption of finite resources, how will the legacy of our cities navigate the future? Faced with climate change, terrorism, crime, corruption, and disparity of wealth, our cities have incredible challenges that strike at the core of humanity’s ability to sustain. However, these juggernauts of density, with their complex histories and vast diversity, offer hope by cross-pollinating ideas and providing the innovations of technology, mind, and spirit required for humanity to thrive.
You do. You will retain ownership and rights. In order for us to create a film and other creative projects, you will need to grant One Day on Earth a nonexclusive royalty free license.
Yes, you may Download it Here.
Yes, you may Download it Here.
Given that compressed video and photo files hosted on our site are not of a high enough quality to use in a motion picture, broadcast, or print, it is critical that you save all your original high resolution elements.
There is no requirement for editing. In fact, if you intend to edit, we ask that you upload and share your best selection of footage before you do a fully sculpted edit. This will increase your chances of being prominently featured.
Vimeo is our video services partner. All technical specifications are in line with their requirements. In accordance with Vimeo, upload file size is limited to 500 MB. However, you are welcome to upload multiple clips within the limitations of your Vimeo account.
Possibly. It could mean you can submit a longer upload, but not all compressions are made equal. Please see Vimeo's compression suggestions for the best advice on settings.
Uploaded or post marked by June 26th 2014. If you know in advance that you can not meet the deadline, or you do not have the resources to upload your content, please feel free to email us at email@example.com with questions or concerns.
Yes, for all official submissions. But this is a community, so please feel free to share anything you’d like on your profile, discussion, or group pages before or after April 26th and into the future.
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"Rory Mitchell is a filmmaker, theater director & native Angeleno. He has made numerous short form documentaries about music & art, landscapes & street scenes, social justice & activism and the History of Los Angeles which can be seen at valleyspringlane.tumblr.com. As a theater director, his ""Unmoderated: Readings from the Eastsider LA Comment Section"" premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2013 and was named ""Best of Fringe."" His work has been see at the Los Angeles Theater Center, The Elephant, and the Rehearsal Hall at the Foxwoods Theater on 42nd street in New York. "
FORM follows FUNCTION is a collaborative media studio creating non-fiction, short format, place-based videos.
Maya Santos is a documentary filmmaker based in L.A. and Creative Director of FORM follows FUNCTION (FfF), a collaborative media studio focused on short-format, non-fiction, place-based stories.
Hillel Aron is a staff writer at LA Weekly. Born and bred in Los Angeles, his areas of focus include local politics, education, hipsters and soccer, or as you Americans call it.
Projects are subject-based, and were written to align with national and local standards. These projects can be used as stand-alone activities, or as entry points to the full curriculum.
The 10 lessons comprising the core curriculum cover topics of video creation, film theory, and participatory media. All lessons include worksheeets, and most of them include slide shows and suggested viewings.