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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 San Diego

Guest Blog: AjA's Youth Advisory Council

This spring, The AjA Project’s leadership program, Youth Advisory Council (YAC), is focusing on developing professional journalism and photojournalism skills through Youth Media. The Youth Media team is comprised of selected AjA students who – through the advanced program – participate in experiential learning projects, develop leadership skills and use art to advocate for social change in the City Heights community.

Through this semester’s Youth Media program, YAC members partnered with Speak City Heights, a local online news publication, to create content about news and social issues affecting their community.

Three of AjA’s Youth Media students – Famo Musa, Binti Musa and Beto Soto – will be participating in the One Day in San Diego Event on April 26th by spearheading interviews with local residents and creating video footage to contribute to the One Day Event collection. Using their photography and mixed media skills, Famo, Binti and Beto will illustrate what a day in San Diego looks like from a youth’s perspective. 

Stay tuned for more information about The AjA Project’s Youth Media students and their story coverage on the day of the event. 

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The AjA Project is a nonprofit organization located in San Diego, providing photography-based educational programming to youth. Students think critically about their identities, develop leadership skills, and become agents of personal and social transformation.

The AjA Project conducts several youth programs locally in San Diego, and Internationally. Programs in San Diego include Journey, PhotoCity, FullSteam Ahead, and the Youth Advisory Council (YAC).

For more information about The AjA Project, please visit www.ajaproject.org.

 

Written by our guest blogger, Kiran Mehta.  

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One Day in San Diego

Meet the Ambassadors: Chris Chen

On The Road - Seattle from Chris Chen on Vimeo.

Meet Chris, everyone! He is another one of our amazing One Day in San Diego ambassadors. Chris has done some amazing work and we are so excited to have him on board!

 Who are you and what is your profession?

My name is Chris Chen I am a human being living along side 7 billion others.  My profession is “filmmaking” and photography, I like to shoot and fiddle with cameras and sometimes I get paid for it, which is a bonus.   

 

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

I was born and raised in Aptos, CA from parents who immigrated to California. Growing up I got see a lot of the world more than most.  I’ve always felt blessed and a sense of responsibility to learn and share with others different cultures ways of thinking and I feel filmmaking is one of the best ways to do that.

What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
 

If you have ever been so engrossed in something that you forgot where you were, what you are doing and to a certain extent yourself.  This was what film and TV did for me growing up and I still believe it’s one of the most powerful and persuasive art forms out there.

 

Who or what do you most admire?

I admire people in indie filmmaking and freelancers, I know how hard and changing it can be to survive. Their will and dedication not to go the 9 to 5 route inspires and motivates me. 

 

What do you love about San Diego?

 That it’s not LA and reminds me a lot of Santa Cruz
 

What do you fear most for San Diego?

 That it becomes even more divided politically, socially and economically with cost of living increases and wage stagnation.   
 
 

What do you hope for San Diego in the next 20 years?

 I would love to see San Diego become a model city for renewable energy implementation in business and transportation while becoming a job leader and creator in this sector also. And maybe a Major League Soccer team.

 

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Check out more of Chris's work: www.chrisjchen.com

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Meet the Ambassadors: Elke Specker

Whale Shark Extravaganza from IN2 Focus Media on Vimeo.

We are so excited to have Elke Specker on board as another one of our One Day in San Diego Ambassadors! Specializing in underwater photography, her videos capture the oceanic world in the most beautiful way. We are so lucky to have her on board! 

Who are you and what is your profession?
I’m a creative media director, working worldwide on a freelance basis through my company IN2 Focus Media.
I design, photograph and shoot video for corporate clients, as well as an underwater cinematographer,
creating awareness for ocean conservation. I’m VP, Member of the Board, of San Diego UnderSea Film
Exhibition (SDUFEX), one of the most prestigious underwater film festivals worldwide.


Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing?
I was born in Cologne, Germany, grew up in Malmö, Sweden, then later moved to London, England, and
finally ended up in San Diego, where I’ve lived over 15 years. I grew up traveling the world from an early
age, my parents worked for Lufthansa, so it became a way of life for me.


What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
The ocean has always been a major attraction to me, so my travel destinations were mostly linked to water.
I snorkeled everywhere, until one day in Tahiti, I tried scuba diving for the first time and was hooked.
That’s when I discovered my passion for documenting and filming the underwater world and marine life
encounters, which then led to topside, promotional videography, an important addition to my creative business.

Who or what do you most admire?
I admire people who appreciate the little things in life, don’t take too much for granted, and are able to
support themselves sufficiently to live the meaningful life of their dreams. How can we realize our dreams
if we don't appreciate the ones we have?


What do you love about San Diego?
I can be in the water in minutes. We have a big, active dive community, who share the respect
and passion for our ocean and marine life, which I love being active in. Being part of SD’s fast growing,
ground breaking filmmaking community. Our unbeatable climate and relaxed atmosphere.


What do you fear most for San Diego?
Wildlife depends on us to allow them to continue to live and thrive in harmony with their environment.
I fear that the controversy over who has the right, humans or resident wildlife, to access the beaches in
La Jolla, will escalate and result in irreversible and regrettable consequences, and affect future tourism.


What do you hope for San Diego in the next 20 years?
I hope San Diego to be in the forefront of conservation in many ways. Working to protect air, waters and
wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and fostering strong outdoor ethics. I hope SD will outlaw
plastic containers of any kind, will stop commercial fishing off our coast, and protect wildlife from
encroachment. I like to see San Diego to be a community where we can all live in harmony with nature.

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Check out more of Elke's work: www.in2focusmedia.com

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One Day in San Diego

Meet the Ambassadors: Guillermo Briseno

Writerz Blok - A Short Documentary Film from Guillermo Briseno III on Vimeo.

Guillermo Briseno is another one of our One Day in San Diego ambassadors who will be out and filming on April 26th. An active member of the San Diego arts scene, Guillermo's video work is shot artistically and is simply gorgeous! Along with his film work, Guillermo is also an intern at the Museum of Photographic Art (MoPA). He also has and is still currently working alongside many organizations in San Diego that are thriving towards making a difference in San Diego.
Who are you and what is your profession?
My name is Guillermo Briseno III, 27 years of age, born and raised in San Diego, CA. My Profession is Video & Film Productions.

Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing?
I am of Hispanic background. Most of my family is from San Diego, but they now live all around the U.S. I have 2 brothers on my father's side and 1 sister on my mother's side. I lived all around San Diego, but grew up mainly in Chula Vista. I graduated in 2004 from Eastlake High School and attended City College to pursue curiosity and skill sets in photography, which later led to an itch to jump into video and film.

What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Ever since I was a kid, I can remember that film and photography always caught my attention, but I never did anything to pursue it, except "wonder" about it. What inspired me to become a filmmaker was seeing my father at the age of 42 take a photography class at a community college. He began to show the family a couple of photos he developed, and this is what ultimately led me to take a beginners photography class as well. From then on, I knew this was a passion of mine that was growing within me, so I trained and developed my eye for photography and continued to take photographs of anything and everything that was of interest to me. In 2011, I ventured out to Europe and backpacked through 15 different cities and 9 countries for 2 months. This is where I created my first amateur video, which was a compilation of both photo and video. At this point, I was fully convinced of my passion, and I knew that without a shadow of a doubt this was the path that was going to lead me into my dreams.

Who or what do you most admire?
I admire people who put others before themselves. I admire people that set an example for real hard work, and I admire people that can simply smile even when adversity has struck their life.

What do you love about San Diego?
I love the cultural diversity we have here. I love the great stories that are going to be uprooted from this city.

What do you fear most for San Diego?
That we will continue to believe that "True Freedom" is the right to do as we please, when in reality True Freedom is the power to do what is right!

What do you hope for San Diego in the next 20 years?
My hope for San Diego in the next 20 years is to see this city transform into a place where every business and education system sets a new standard for the youth of our future. A standard where it doesn't matter how "good" you are at something, but how effective you are at helping others in your community and striving to becoming a leader for your family and circles of influence. People who help people just because... should be praised over everything.
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Check out more of Guillermo's work: www.gb3photography.com

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Meet the Ambassadors: Cy Kuckenbaker

Landings at San Diego Int Airport Nov 23, 2012 from Cy Kuckenbaker on Vimeo.

Cy Kuckenbaker is another on of our One Day in San Diego ambassadors. Recently, his "Landings at San Diego Int. Airport" video went viral, getting over 4 million views. He has traveled the world and produced some fantastic work showcasing the way people live in different places. He is currently working on a project called "the San Diego Studies" which, in a way, researches the way San Diegians live their lives. The most recent addition to this series is a composite of 4 minutes of San Diego traffic condensed and organized each car by color. It is an extremely interesting way to look at how we live here in San Diego. He also teaches at San Diego City College.

Who are you and what is your profession?
I'm a filmmaker, photographer and teacher. My film/video work is diverse in terms of genre but at the core of all of it is an ethnography impulse. I'm interested in large scale socio/political phenomenon and people. 

Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing?
I grew up in Arizona, Central California, Texas and Alaska. I studied filmmaking first at Southwestern College then SDSU. After school I joined the Peace Corps and worked as a school teacher in Lithuania  I did my graduate film studies at CalArts following Peace Corps. I went back to Lithuania as a Fulbrighter then worked in Baghdad for two years before returning to San Diego. I'm currently adjunct faculty at SD City College. While abroad I also spent months in Malawi, Africa and have a special interest in that society.

What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
My father is a story teller and it's something I've always been interested in.

Who or what do you most admire?
Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Joseph Heller and Agnes Varda. 

What do you love about San Diego?
I've called San Diego home for twenty years now. I love this town for all the obvious reasons, but San Diego is also puzzle for me. I'm intrigued that a place with such a simple outward identity hides so many secrets.

What do you fear most for San Diego?
I think that our city has an under developed self-narrative that caters to a unique complacence. 

What do you hope for San Diego in the next 20 years?
I'd love to see the creative community develop a reputation such that claiming the city becomes an asset: Made in San Diego.

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Check out more of Cy's work: http://cysfilm.com/

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Meet the Ambassadors: Angelina Sereno

Meet Angelina Sereno: One Day in San Diego Ambassador

Angelina Sereno is one of our One Day on Earth Ambassadors. After 12 years in branding and advertising, she decided to take the leap and tell the stories of inspirational people full-time. Her travel films are nothing short of breath-taking. Plus, she has a pretty great vision of where San Diego can go in the future. We are excited to have her on board!

Who are you and what is your profession?

My name is Angelina and I’m an Entrepreneur/Branding Expert/Web Designer turned Filmmaker. As my business grew and evolved, I quickly realized that to be an expert at any one thing, focus is required, so in 2013, I decided to make the switch to film full-time. 

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

 I’ve lived in many places, including San Diego, New York, San Fransisco, England, and even Southeast Asia for a short time. 

At the early age of 6 months old, my parents realized they were growing in different directions and decided to go their separate ways. My father took my sister and I to San Diego while my mother moved to India for a few years in search of greater purpose and meaning studying alongside her Guru, Osho. 

Throughout the course of my life, my sister and I bounced back and forth between our parents respective homes, fortunately almost always moving together. We never stayed in one area or school long enough to get too comfortable which gave us a unique strength and ability to adapt quickly to new environments. 

With my mother being a traveling gypsy/artist and my father being a successful dean of a university, I had both the influence of creativity and business in my life. It is through this blend of perspectives that I have found entrepreneurial success along with an immense amount of passion and love for what I do. 

What inspired you to become a filmmaker?

It is my mission to tell stories of people and organizations who are doing something to change the world. I believe film is the most engaging and dynamic art form and one that will allow for the widest distribution of important messages today. 

Film has always been my passion and what I intended to study when I started at the Art Institute of CA in 1999, but there were no film programs at the time so I studied Advertising to get a base knowledge of all things related to media and arts. My skills in graphic design progressed quickly which lead me to a position at Euro Style Advertising for 6 years and eventually inspired me to open my own creative agency in 2006. With a focus on branding and web design, Skybox Creative grew to a team of 12 people and a beautiful office in the heart of Hillcrest. 

I had all the trappings of material success, but in the back of my mind I wasn’t completely happy with the direction I had taken.

Then last year, I had a flash of clarity about my life and my purpose on this planet… Thanks to a short video I stumbled upon by the incredible Mr. Alan Watts, I asked myself the question: “If money were no object, what would I do with my life?” The answer came without a moment of hesitation: “I would travel the world and create meaningful film projects”. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to make money doing that… So I took all the steps required to make it a reality, including letting go of my staff, selling my furniture and taking off on a trip around the world. Now that I’m back, I’m fired up with passion and purpose as I dive into film full-time.

 

Who or what do you most admire?

I am inspired and motivated by stories of human greatness. 

I admire people who are willing to take risks, to make the difficult choices and sacrifices to help others and make a positive impact in the world. I’m always curious about the “why” and the “how” behind these stories and intend on telling them in a way that inspires others towards purpose and action.

 

What do you love about San Diego?

What’s not to love? It’s one of the most amazing cities in the world (and I’ve seen quite a few places)!

We have the ocean, perfect weather, incredible people living healthy/conscious lifestyles, lots of hiking trails, delicious craft beer and we’re only 2 hours away from the desert and the mountains. We’re close to LA (which is great for filmmakers), Vegas, Mexico and more but without the heavy traffic or the chaos. To top it off, we have tons of cute neighborhoods all with their own unique vibe and style.

There is a wealth of opportunity but also nature and an overall laid back attitude. We have the best of everything… San Diego is where my heart lives!

 

What do you fear most for San Diego?

Although we’ve come a long way, we still have quite a ways to go in 2 key areas: Sustainability and Education. 

There is still a lack of awareness or implementation of strategies for a more sustainable future, including: systems for recycling (on the streets and in public places), public transportation systems (to avoid excessive consumption of natural resources), the accessibility of local/organic produce, a balance between nature and development, the impact of over-consumption, etc.

The issue with education is not only about understanding our impact on the planet but also the education system in general. Traditional public schools teach students to sit still, be quiet, follow directions and think like the group while teaching many topics and theories that are completely irrelevant to success. As a result, we’ve created and continue to foster a general population that hasn’t developed their critical thinking and problem solving skills, is afraid to think outside the box and continues to perpetuate many of the problems we’ve created through this type of thinking. Instead, we need a system that teaches empowerment, personal accountability, authentic communication, compassion and creativity with regard to expression and problem solving.

 

What do you hope for San Diego in the next 20 years?

I hope for San Diego to be a city where 100% of businesses are designed with the greater good of humanity in mind. Whether it’s a non-profit or a for-profit business, it is my hope that “people over profits” is a concept that is fully embraced and prioritized. From poverty alleviation to environmental sustainability and re-invented education systems, we have to come together with compassion (aka love), patience and creativity to change the ways we live in order for us to survive and thrive for generations to come. 

I also hope for San Diego to be a leader in the green movement through innovative problem solving, action and advocacy.

Check out more of Angelina's work: http://angelinasereno.com

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Meet the Ambassadors: Linda Skeens

Dîner en Blanc - San Diego from Balestra Entertainment on Vimeo.

Meet Linda Skeens: One Day in San Diego Ambassador

Linda Skeens is another one of our One Day in San Diego ambassadors. She is an award winning filmmaker and co-founder of Balestra Entertainment. Born and raised in San Diego, Linda brings a great perspective to our project. We are so excited to have her on board our team!

Who are you and what is your profession?

San Diego producer, director, writer, cinematographer, editor, and co-founder of Balestra Entertainment. My notable local clients include U-T San Diego, UC San Diego, King's Hawaiian, Ilovemusubi.com, Nubry.com, Dîner en Blanc, and I do...Weddings! I have a B.A. in media with an emphasis on cinema, and a minor in economics from the University of California, San Diego. 

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

San Diego local, originally from the dusty horse-trailed portion of South Bay. My business-savvy mother is a California raised redwood; raven haired and half-mexican, half-spaniard. My caucasian father hails from the hills of Kentucky, and owned a San Diego pest control company for 25 years. His business closed their doors when he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his throat. I now live in City Heights with my filmmaker partner, Patrick Russell Burton, and our two dogs Keith and Dandelion. 


What inspired you to become a filmmaker?

As a child I had trouble falling asleep, making friends, or being out in the sun for too long. The rest is history.



Who or what do you most admire?

My heart is always in complete admiration of my partner Patrick Russell Burton. His confidence, constant creativity, willingness to learn and grow, and his ability to lead and inspire others are just a few reasons that he's my favorite person in the world.

What do you love about San Diego?

The usual perks: the weather, the food, the people, the arts, the animals, the nature. 


What do you fear most for San Diego?

LA smog will be pushed down by NorCal winds, leaving us to choke on their murky cancer-causing crappy air.


What do you hope for San Diego in the next 20 years?

I hope that the standard of living will rise for the lower class, and that education, healthcare, and shelter are readily available for everybody. 

Check out more of Linda's work: http://www.balestraentertainment.com/

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Profile Spotlight: Chris Tran

Meet Chris Tran: One Day in San Diego ambassador

As we get closer to our day of filming, we will be introducing you to our ambassador team. Each ambassador will be out filming amazing things happening in San Diego on April 26th.

Our first Q&A is with Chris Tran, a local filmmaker.

Who are you and what is your profession?
I am an SDSU graduate originally from the San Francisco area and currently residing in Pacific Beach. After many years in the hospitality industry in the Gaslamp, I am now a freelance videographer.

Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing?
Growing up in Marin County, you are surrounded by hills of green and ocean bays but have the bustling intensity of the San Francisco city life only 15 minutes away. The differences in landscape were always complimented by the differences of cultures that thrived in different pockets of the area. I feel the variety of life that exists in the area has influenced me to continue to discover the world through a camera lens.

What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Filmmaking used to be a dream to me, as foreign as climbing Mt. Everest or walking on the moon.  Not physically impossible, but pretty likely to not happen. Then cameras started to become smaller and more affordable, and editing software less a foreign language. Once the tools were in reach and I realized that it was possible to recreate how I saw the world, I was truly inspired by the possibilities that lied ahead.

Who or what do you most admire?
I admire surf filmmakers because they have found their way into an awesome combination of a specialized culture: travel, sport, and personality that is truly global.

What do you love about San Diego?
San Diego is neither a big city nor small. I can be eating octopus tacos in Baja in twenty minutes or get lost in a jungle of Los Angeles freeways in an hour (four hours if it's a Friday and I start driving between 3pm and 6pm). You can't smoke a cigarette on the beach and if you try and liter you'll likely get chased out of town.

What do you fear most for San Diego?
San Diego is certainly no hidden gem. People save up just to vacation here. I fear San Diego will become unaffordable in time, that as the cost of living rises with the tide of people attempting to call this place home we will start to lose the culture and character of what we have grown to love.

What do you hope for San Diego in the next 20 years?
I hope to see people become able to name a few players on the Padres.

Check out more of Chris' work:http://christranmedia.com

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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 San Diego from One Day on Earth on Vimeo.

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