Looking up at Downtown LA’s skyline. (onedayinla.org)
This Friday hundreds of filmmakers, non-profits, and citizens will take place in One Day In LA, a “media creation event” compiling videos that investigate the future of the city. The resulting shoots, which are being collected on onedayla.org, will be shared in an interactive archive and (in edited form) on a television series on public TV about the future of the American city.
Questions that the organizers encourage video makers to investigate include: What do you love about your city? What is the best thing happening in your city today? And what are your city’s biggest challenges? They want the broadest participation possible. “This is definitely open to everyone,” said Rory Mitchell, a producer for onedayla. “You don’t have to be a filmmaker. If you want to point your camera or even your iPhone camera and explore Los Angeles you should do it.”
Mitchell added: “It’s going to be kind of an amazing time capsule. People who have never been to these places will hear stories from places they’ve never been to. There’s an incredible amount of talent. Hundreds and hundreds and thousands of filmmakers running around shooting stuff.”
Ten other cities are hosting filming on the same day as part of yourdayyourcity.org, including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Detroit, The Lower Rio Grande Valley, New Orleans, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and The Twin Cities. If you’re interested sign up here.
“We see this as being expandable to other cities across the world to spark a conversation about what people want for the future of their cities,” said Mitchell.