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Watch: Movie made by chimps
The BCC will air a documentary this week featuring a video shot by chimpanzees. Check out a sneak peak of the footage here on MNN.
Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 08:18 PM
What's the saying? If you put enough monkeys in a room with typewriters (laptops these days) eventually they'll write Shakespeare.
I wonder if the same holds true with video cameras and chimpanzees. If you give video cameras to enough chimps will they eventually crank out a Scorsese? This isn't exactly the question the folks behind the BBC documentary Chimpcam asked before they built a special camera and gave it to a group of chimps to film wild, but it's close enough for an opening.
Here's a clip from the movie the chimps made:
So maybe it's not Scorsese-level, but it's certainly better than a lot of stuff clogging up YouTube.
In addition to filming, the chimps were taught how to select different videos to watch on a touchscreen. The full film will air on BBC on Jan. 27.
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