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#1 nick franco

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 12:54 PM

Well, we had a good run while it lasted.
Movie made by chimpanzees to be broadcast on television.

http://news.bbc.co.u...000/8472831.stm
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:56 PM

Our new competition:

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More details at http://www.dailymail...-make-film.html
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#3 RonBaldwin

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:28 PM

Hey...since when is BJ shooting/directing?!
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:46 PM

Hey... I've worked with that Director! He just points, shakes his head, jumps up and down and shouts things I can't understand!

BJ is sort of hairy like that...
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#5 Martin Whittier

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:05 PM

I am really impressed with their sense of composition, I never would have thought of some of those shots. Brilliant.
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#6 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:10 PM

Tiffen just announced the new Steadicam Swingee for it

Jim Bartell is working on the new Banatech remote focus system

Jerry Holway is calculating Bynamic Balance and working on the NanaCube battery system
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#7 dave monroe

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:31 AM

There is certain text in the accompanying article which is priceless, to wit (excerpted):


"Despite the fact that the chimps had never taken part in a research project before, they soon displayed an interest in film-making…"

"Initially, the chimps were more interested in each other than the video technology, as two male chimps within the study group vied to become the alpha male, disrupting the experiment…"

"Then in the final the final stage of her work, she investigated what happened when she gave the Chimpcam to the whole group… Gradually, the chimps started playing with the Chimpcam, carrying it around the enclosure…"

"The apes are unlikely to have actively tried to film any particular subject, or understand that by carrying Chimpcam around, they were making a film…"
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#8 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:19 AM

This does sound some shows I've been on...'round and 'round the enclosure. No real clarity from the top down.

And I am sure they didn't fight for 12 on and 12 off, much less argue for an above scale rate!

Doesn't it seem that we are already viewed as such by some?
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:33 PM

Damn Ron that was cold. I guess im gonna have to blow up your hummer now.
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#10 Niall Chadwick

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:45 AM

lol you guys are evil :)

Also the craft services would differ somewhat to the normal.

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