Thursday, January 28, 2010

Movie Made By Chimpanzees To Be Broadcast On Television

(From BCC Earth News -- By Matt Walker)

The world's first film shot entirely by chimpanzees is to be broadcast by the BBC as part of a natural history documentary.

The apes created the movie using a specially designed chimp-proof camera given to them by primatologists.

The film-making exercise is part of a scientific study into how chimpanzees perceive the world and each other.

It will be screened within the NATURAL WORLD program CHIMPCAM shown on BBC TWO on Wednesday, January 27th.

Making the movie was the brainchild of primatologist BETSY HERRELKO, who is studying for a PhD in primate behaviour at the University of Stirling, UK.

Over 18 months, she introduced video technology to a group of 11 chimpanzees living in a newly built enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, UK.

Movie Made By Chimpanzees To Be Broadcast On Television

Tim Harmon, thanks for the post.

[Of course this only gives credence to the argument that just about anyone can be a multi-media backpack one-man-band journalist -- but it still takes an editor to craft the footage into a story, even if it is shot by monkeys.)

1 comment:

Chris said...

It will probably be better than anything Michael Bay has done recently.