Flex your filmmaker muscles during One Day in the Twin Cities Saturday

Citizens across the Twin Cities are invited to pick up their camcorders and pull out their smartphones Saturday, April 26 as part of the cities-wide media creation event, One Day in the Twin Cities.

One Day in the Twin Cities is a local project of One Day on Earth to "inform the future of our cities," according to the event website. Eleven cities across the country, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, are taking part in the event.

How do can you participate? By investigating one or more of the following 10 questions and capturing it on film:

  1. Why are you in your city?
  2. What do you love about your city?
  3. What is the best thing happening in your city today?
  4. What are your city’s biggest challenges?
  5. Who is your city not serving?
  6. What is the worst thing that could happen to your city?
  7. What are the solutions that your city needs to implement?
  8. How are people changing the future of your city?
  9. What do you hope for your city in the next 20 years?
  10. Ask your own question about your city.

When your video is complete, upload it via Vimeo to the One Day in the Twin Cities website. The footage will used to create a TV Series and Geo-tagged archive featuring the stories. Those who plan to interview other people on film, need to get their subjects to sign releases. The releases can be found and downloaded from the event website

For more information on One Day in the Twin Cities, go to onedayintwincities.org, or watch the video in the window above.

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  • Thanks for posting this info, Caitlin! Here's another thing to add: musicians are invited to record a song for inclusion in the "One Day on Earth" soundtrack. Here's the info: http://www.onedayonearth.org/projects/one-day-in-the-twin-cities/blog/play-on-our-soundtrack - by Lu Lippold on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:56pm

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Caitlin Burgess

Caitlin Burgess (caitlinburgess [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net) is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas with degrees in journalism and Spanish. She is currently living in Downtown St. Paul.