The world’s longest live video documentary – NRK wants your help!
On Saturday, (January 15, 2011), the Norwegian National Broadcasting company announced the plans to broadcast the longest and strangest live documentary ever.
The crazy plan
During the summer of 2011, NRK will equip a Hurtigruten ship with video cameras and record what some people call the most beautiful voyage in the world – in its entirety! The voyage starts in Bergen on the west coast of Norway and ends 8040 minutes later in the Northern city of Kirkenes.
The Classic Voyage
On this classic voyage, the ship stops in 34 ports along the Norwegian coast. The voyage passes some of the world most beautiful tourist destination, including the famous Geiranger in the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the island groups of Lofoten and Vesteralen with some of the most stunning scenery in the world.
We need your help to do it
In a blog post on NRKbeta, the team is asking for input on how to make the live recording as exciting as possible. More than 100 people have already commented with suggestions!
Here’s what they have(this section is copied from Ruth Marie. Thanks!):
- Five days on board the coastal steamer in the summer
- Multiple cameras
- A link for live broadcast
- Connection to the web
- Lots of metadata from the ship (position, speed and a lot of information from the boat’s instruments)
- 34 arrivals at the various ports of call
- and much more!
They want public to let them know:
- What should they do online?
- What do you want to download later?
- What can the audience out there contribute?
The Global web team at Hurtigruten is excited about the plans and with this blog post we encourage the international community to send in suggestions as well.
PS. If you need ideas, take a look at what happened last time NRK did something similar