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Play on our Soundtrack!

This is a great opportunity to play on the eventual soundtrack of our series.  

One Day On Earth has a history of incorporating music recorded on the day of our filming events into our final films. Please watch the samples and read the directions below to figure out how to participate in this unique collaboration. Here is some important information on how to participate:

  • People in all 11 cities will be participating. If you can record in a recognizable place, it will enhance the visual effect of the edit (not required).
  • Professional video equipment is not required. We suggest focusing on getting good audio levels as this is about the music first! 
  • If you can, record instruments separately.
  • Use headphones! We don't want to hear your guide tracks ;-)
  • Upload your video submissions of your best takes after the shoot date. Make sure you tag your video as "Music"
  • We will post all stems to Soundcloud so the mash-up is open to all who participate with credit. 

THE SONGS

This Land is Your Land 

by Woody Guthrie

1940 Lyrics:

http://www.hitrecord.org/records/81584

ThisLand.pdf

With varied tempo's

100 bpm 

then varied tempo's we suggest:

50 bpm

80 bpm 

120 bpm

150 bpm

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YOUR SONG

Play any song you like! but with shared BPM of 100 and key of C major.

Here's a click track to help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GFTNEbu2FU

It will be great to hear and share them.

Let it rip we will mix them up based on BPM and the key below.

c major

100 bpm

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The Band Played On

For Jazz Players to rip it up on.

Feel free to jazz it up and get expressive like the link below. 

The Kings Of Dixieland – The Band Played On

Sheet Music

http://www.8notes.com/scores/5907.asp

100 bpm

G sharpe Major

Here's some great samples of previous music Collaborations from the past:

Check out this great mash-up from 2010. 

One Day on Earth the music video - by Cut Chemist from One Day on Earth on Vimeo.

and 2011:

Good Tines - 11.11.11 One Day on Earth Global Song Collaboration from patternbased (joseph minadeo) on Vimeo.

Now in 2014 we plan to do something similar to "Playing For Change" 

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One Day in New Orleans

Welcome, Andrew Bryan!

1. Who are you and what is your profession?
Andrew Bryan, Writer/Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor
2. Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing?
Since my father was in the Army, I grew up in several different places across the country, but mostly on the east coast between North Carolina and Virginia. As such, I was never able to call any particular place "home." After graduating from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2008, I decided to move to New Orleans because I wanted to go to film school and I did not want to go hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to do it. It did not take long for me to fall in love with the city. I knew I wanted to stay here even after graduating, and the budding film/TV industry in Louisiana allowed me to live here and find work in my field. And now that I've married a girl from Houma whom I share a beautiful daughter with, I can safely say that New Orleans is my home.

3. What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Ever since high school, when my friends and I would make silly parody videos, I knew I had a knack for working behind the camera. But it wasn't until college that I realized the power of the medium and its potential to communicate things that no other art form could since it combines several art forms together (written word, imagery, music, theatre, etc.). And I discovered that I was able to affect people with my own work. I could share emotions and higher thoughts that I had no way of articulating so profoundly by any other means. This is what inspired me to become a filmmaker - being able to communicate and share those intangible things with others.

4. Who or what do you most admire?
I admire the common man or woman who labors for others instead of themselves. Whether it be for family, the sick, the needy, or the earth itself, I believe a good person is simply one who provides for someone or something more than just themselves and does not relish in wealth and excess.
5. What do you love about New Orleans?
I love the energy of New Orleans. I love its diversity. I love its history. I love the heat. I love the humidity. I love eating here. I love Carnival Season. I love the swamp. I love my Cajun woman. I love my Cajun woman's gumbo. I love my neighborhood. I love my friends. I love how laid back everyone is. And I love that I can make a living here doing what I love.

6. What do you fear most for New Orleans?
I fear that those in charge of running New Orleans will let it fall into ruin.

7. What do you hope for New Orleans in the next 20 years?
I hope that New Orleans can hold onto its culture and what makes it great and unique while still adapting to the modern world and environment so that it can continue to thrive.
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One Day in New Orleans

Welcome, Crista Rock!

We are so super excited to welcome Crista on to our One Day In New Orleans team!

1. Who are you and what is your profession?

I'm Crista Rock. I'm a Photojournalist/Filmmaker/Editor/Producer.

2. Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing?

I was born on a garden center in Cleveland, Ohio. I started shooting at 5 years old. Graduated high school at 16. Worked several small movies in Ohio and at EDR studios as a stage manager. At 23, I packed up and moved to NOLA and took a job as a Photojournalist at WDSU. After 8 years as a photojournalist, I started my own production company.

3. What inspired you to become a filmmaker

I've always.. just.. been a filmmaker.

4. Who or what do you most admire?

I don't ever correctly answer this question. I find inspiration in the earth more than anyone or person.

5. What do you love about New Orleans?

This city breathes life and beauty. It is the stink in the air and the way too hot summers that make it perfectly unbearable sometimes. It makes me remember why I love to hate it.

6. What do you fear most for New Orleans?

Everyone will discover what I found. It's supposed to be my secret!

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One Day in New Orleans

Milo Daemgen joins One Day In NOLA!


1. Who are you and what is your profession?
I am Milo. I am a producer.

2. Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing?
I grew up in Jamaica, Queens, with a German mother in a neighborhood that was slowly transforming from Hispanic to Indian. I think that speaks volumes to my identity.

3. What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Film is a method of expression that pulls in the world around it; from the literature, paintings, plays, and politics of society. It represents who we are and who we wish to become and it pushes on artistic & business elements to achieve that goal. But mostly because it involves bringing to life ideas with people.

4. Who or what do you most admire?
I am full of admiration for the relentless artists, thinkers, and community leaders I have had the privilege to work with. To the people who cannot sleep because they are consumed by passion, to the people who fight the tempests of our world to create something new and leave something better in their wake.

5. What do you love about New Orleans?
It is hard to say but when I wake up, I wake up inspired and for need of a reason I'll say it is because of the air of this city.

6. What do you fear most for New Orleans?
I fear that New Orleans will not invest in its own people and their ideas.

7. What do you hope for New Orleans in the next 20 years?
That it will extend the streetcar line so that we have better public transportation.

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One Day in New Orleans

Welcome, Ben Zschunke!

One Day In NOLA is very excited to welcome filmmaker Ben Zschunke onto the team!

1. Who are you and what is your profession?
I am Ben Zschunke, a freelance cinematographer and editor.

2. Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing?
I grew up in a Rosemount, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis/St.Paul. My parents really encouraged my creativity at a young age. They helped me along as I found myself playing music, writing, taking photographs, and eventually making videos on HI-8 tapes and learning how to edit in sixth grade. Fast forward to 2011, after I finished college at UNC School of the Arts, I decided to move to New Orleans in hopes of advancing my career in filmmaking.

3. What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
When I made a video for a class assignment in sixth grade, I put together a video that made the whole class laugh and I wanted to continue doing that. I think it's the ultimate form of storytelling and most effective way to share my thoughts.
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One Day in New Orleans

Our friend The Crawfish joins One Day In NOLA

Exciting news! The Southern Food And Beverage Institute is going to join us on April 26th and will be introducing a cool new angle. We're going to-- ya ready for this?-- track the historic, cultural, and environmental evolution of Louisiana through the lens of a crawfish. Sounds fishy, I know, but here's the thing: as I learned today from SoFab Institute's Liz Williams, the crawfish has deep cultural significance in Louisiana going back thousands of years. And think about it- if we have no wetlands, no farmlands, and no clean water, we have no crawfish. And all this is just the beginning!

What I'm looking for now is someone planning on having a boil on April 26th who will let us follow them around with a camera as they buy the sacks of crawfish, as they clean them and as they boil them. And who will let us bring our on-camera talent to talk through this fascinating (OK, I think it's fascinating!) story line while possibly eating a few of their crawfish. And garlics. And corn and potatoes. (yum!)

Who's in??

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One Day in New York

New Trailer Live!

On April 26th, 2014 - Thousands of filmmakers in cities across the country will participate in an historic day of media creation. Together we will create a document that investigates our American Cities - what we love about them; what we need to fix about them; and how we can come together to create a better metropolitan future.

One Day in New Orleans from One Day on Earth on Vimeo.

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