Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Make sure Thurrock is part of BBC’s Britain in a Day

Britain in a Day is an extraordinary project to create the definitive self-portrait of Britain today, filmed by you, inspired by Life In A Day.

On Saturday 12th November, Ridley Scott and director Morgan Matthews invite you to capture the reality of your day and to upload it to YouTube.

The resulting film and online archive will be a powerful and moving snapshot of the UK today, premiered in cinemas and broadcast on BBC Two for a general audience, ahead of the London Olympics.

This is your chance to express yourself. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, your footage will feature in our online archive, and the more memorable your recording, the greater the chance of your material being included in the final film.

Films can be shot on anything from hand held-mobile phones to the best HD cameras. The higher the quality the better – but it’s the content of your film that really counts.

Some of the questions from director Morgan Matthews to get you thinking before you record your video include

– What do you like or dislike about Britain?
– What makes you happy?
– What can you see from your window and how would you describe your area?
– What do you worry about?

For more suggestions see Morgan’s short film and more tips and How To films on the Britain in a Day Channel.

Get involved – film your UK on one day – and be a part of our nations’ story.

If you want to share your experience with others, look out for #britaininaday

For three easy to follow video guides on how to make your film go to the Britain in a Day Channel

Naturally, YourThurrock has been filming every day since July 2008 and we have over 3,500 filmed items chronicling life in Thurrock.

We will be out as usual on Saturday and have a number of items planned: Thurrock Rugby Club at Tescos in Lakeside, East of England Labour Group, East Thurrock v Macclesfield, Orsett War Memorial to name just a few.

But pick up the camera, record and get involved.


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