Life in a Day isn't the first film to recruit amateur involvement. Here are some of its predecessors.
A romantic comedy set in the world of battle re-enactments, this feature film drafted its director, Vito Rocco, from a MySpace indie-filmmaker contest in 2007. It was released straight to DVD.
Awesome: I F---in' Shot That!
In 2004, the Beastie Boys gave cameras to 50 fans at the band’s Madison Square Garden show. The resulting concert film is entirely user generated. Radiohead fans followed suit in 2008.
The undead fanatics who belong to this zombie-themed social network are laboring internationally to produce a user-generated feature film. They've already amassed more than 1,300 video clips.