intro to documentary production
A. Life in a Day is a compilation of footage sent in from around the world that was all filmed on the same day: July 24, 2010. The main message that I got out of the film was a focus on the diversity around the world, while still showing the similarities. It showed how universal concepts like love and fear are and related them to specific people in very difference circumstances. The film had both good and bad elements of life in it, which I believe made it more objective and impactful.
B. One scene that stuck out to me was the one with the little boy who wanted to run around and play and his mother was recovering from surgery. My brother has a lot of health issues and my mom had a lot of migraines when I was younger, so I related a lot to that scene. I also liked the one about the little boy who shined shoes. I loved the way he talked about his father and that he knew how much his father did for him and how much he loved him. The third scene that really stuck out to me was the montage of the births towards the beginning because it gave me a chance to think about how even if I have a bad day, someone else is having something amazing happen, like having a baby.
C. I absolutely loved this film. It was a very unique way of structuring a film that I had never seen before. I was amazed that they got footage from 192 countries and loved seeing how people from around the world live and what they care about. I think it would have been cool if they had included the time stamps on the footage so that I could see exactly when in the day something was happening instead of having the vague notion of time passing.