Last year we posted news on the One Day on Earth project, an ambitious initiative that planned to document life in every country in the world in a single 24-hour period on 10/10/10. With the help of their online community of over 15,000 members, Vimeo, the UN and 60+ non-profits, they reached their goal of having every country represented – not to mention Antarctica and outer space, courtesy of NASA. They recently launched what they are calling a “Global Video Map” from their October shoot day. It is searchable by location, topic and keyword and, as EP Brandon Litman puts it, the Motionographer community “came through big”.

One Day on Earth’s focus on partnerships, its online community and the shared nature of the archive makes this project a good example of how the global collaborations can be done. If you missed shooting on 10/10/10, not to worry, they plan to do it again this year on November 11th (11/11/11).

Below are some submissions including a couple from participants referred by the Motionographer posting. And, while the thousands of hours of footage will be cut into a feature film by the One Day on Earth team (due to be release in Sept 2011), the archive is shared by all those that participated (non-commercial use, with credit) for their own use or two make a film of their own.

Timelapse of Brooklyn, NY – Daniel DeGloria

Bondi Sea Pool, Australia – Jason Wingrove

Streets of Old Sana’a, Yemen – Husam Al-Sayed

Masquerades in Lagos, Nigeria – Olakunle Idowu

About the author

Tyquane Wright

I am a student at New York University. I love motiongraphics.

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Great job guys – can’t wait to edit some footage from the archive

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