Wednesday, 17 February 2010
(199) Monkeyvision: Writers Opportunity
There's an old adage along the lines of "If you lock enough monkeys in a room with enough typewriters, they will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare" - well, OK, Sheikspear, maybe.
Anyhow, yer dear old Auntie Beeb visited Edinburgh Zoo, put a 21st century spin on it, and trained chimpanzees to use specially designed video cameras so they can go round shooting home movies!
Apparently, the BBC report that "despite the fact that the chimps had never taken part in a research project before, they soon displayed an interest in film-making."
As they'll obviously tick all the under represented minority boxes for film funding I've sent them some scripts...
Full report at http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8472000/8472831.stm