new video
hot off the press!  
    more about rocket
mass heaters here.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

The penultimate video camera accessory.....the chicken!  RSS feed

 
Jennifer Wadsworth
Posts: 2679
Location: Phoenix, AZ (9b)
174
  • Likes 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
No chickens were harmed in the filming of this video....

 
John Polk
steward
Posts: 8019
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
289
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That's really cool. I guess they have gyroscopes built into their tiny bird brains. lol

It would be a really good tool to have in the flock. You could probably learn more about chicken behavior in one day having Henny, or Cocky wear one of those for the day, than you could in a lifetime of watching them yourself. Learn 'flock behavior' from their perspective.

You would see exactly what is important to them in the course of daily existence.

 
Jennifer Wadsworth
Posts: 2679
Location: Phoenix, AZ (9b)
174
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Someone did some GREAT film editing and the audio was great! I love that the helmet cam had tiny flames painted on it - so stylish!

John - I think you're exactly right - it would be fun to watch flock behavior - although I'm sure other hens would try to peck the camera off the camera-bearer. You'd no doubt get some close-up pecking action! (Think Jurassic Park - chicken style).
 
John Polk
steward
Posts: 8019
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
289
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yeah. I think it would be quite educational to see "A day in a hen's life", and "A day in a cock's life" from their perspective, rather than our perspective. It would broaden our perspective to be more in tune with theirs.

 
David Livingston
steward
Posts: 3478
Location: Anjou ,France
163
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The BBC showed a great program with domestic cats with small cameras attached .

David
 
Jennifer Wadsworth
Posts: 2679
Location: Phoenix, AZ (9b)
174
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The video that inspired the above video.



I now have a burning desire to do this with my own chickens. Really wondering what it says about my own brain size that I am SO easily entertained by this vid....

 
Julia Winter
steward
Posts: 2045
Location: Moved from south central WI to Portland, OR
174
bee bike chicken food preservation hugelkultur urban
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I kept thinking "It's a hen! Quit saying "he" and "him!"

That is pretty cool, though. I never noticed that in my own hens, probably because I didn't pick them up all that much, and when I did I was usually clipping their flight feathers.
 
William James
gardener
Posts: 1014
Location: Northern Italy
23
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I imagine if you asked a chicken if it wanted to be thrown out of a plane or go down a canyon in a kayak or be put on the end of a speeding boat, the response would be no. But at least you get some great HD film and money from LG for a commercial, right?
William
 
Miles Flansburg
steward
Posts: 3981
Location: Zones 2-4 Wyoming and 4-5 Colorado
166
bee books forest garden fungi greening the desert hugelkultur
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Too funny!
 
wayne stephen
steward
Posts: 1793
Location: Western Kentucky-Climate Unpredictable Zone 6b
104
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
In this world of possibility I had a hunch someone would make it happen . Guess who ? :



I will wait for the full length "Day in the Life ..." documentary .
 
Jennifer Wadsworth
Posts: 2679
Location: Phoenix, AZ (9b)
174
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
@William - rest assured that these are "special effects" and that the hen did NOT get thrown out of an airplane, strapped to a motorcycle, etc. Otherwise I certainly would not have shared this vid!

You can see how this is done, with "green screen" technology, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAvCAhwOGK0 Basically the chicken is taped separately doing fairly mundane chicken activities and is then added into an "action" shot via green screen.

Watch the chicken on the speedboat again. Watch the way in which the feathers are blowing. If you're on a powerful, speeding boat such as the one in the video, you're not going to get a side draft on the chicken that ruffles it's feathers there (they probably set the chicken in front of a fan to get that effect) - all the wind is going to be coming from the front. Also the motorcycle scene - after the shot of the chicken sitting on the motorcycle, the footage actually changes to a video simulation of a motorcycle race - an animation (a good one). In the mountain bike scene - you first see the hen on the bike but the actual footage of the bike is shot from the side - not where the chicken is supposedly sitting...

Remember, the guy making this video is an experienced cameraman - he knows the tricks and has the editing tools to do this - convincingly!
 
Jennifer Wadsworth
Posts: 2679
Location: Phoenix, AZ (9b)
174
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
@wayne - thanks for that! Also, I love the quote the little daughter says: "In a world of talkers, be a thinker and a doer." That about sums it up!
 
William James
gardener
Posts: 1014
Location: Northern Italy
23
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
edit: editing own post. deleting.
W

new edit: I think there's an important permaculture lesson in this video. We're taught to use the natural abilities of animals (head remaining fixed) to help repair and improve ecosystems (not sell smartphones or film contracts). We're also taught to use an animal's natural inclinations (which obviously doesn't include skydiving) to do the same.

William
 
Jennifer Wadsworth
Posts: 2679
Location: Phoenix, AZ (9b)
174
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
@William - your "New Edit" was fodder for some thinking on my part - here's what I came up with.

While the above video may seem fairly trivial (but still, at least in my mind, pretty entertaining), it is true that we learn a lot by the observation of the natural world. As was mentioned above, it seems like the hen has some kind of gyroscope in it's brain that allows stabilization of what it sees. Adapting this kind of observation to other uses is a kind of pattern transference. And permaculture is all about patterns. In fact, it was through observations of various insects that a lot of aeronautical advancements were made - including the use of gyroscopes and hovering technologies. The emerging field of biomimicry - defined as "being inspired by nature" - is all about the observation of nature's designs (patterns) and then employing them in the things that we make, build, design...this sounds pretty familiar!

You can see more about biomimicry here: http://biomimicry.net/inspiring/videos/

NOTE: The #12 example (watch to the very end) is basically the definition of permaculture!



And yes - that video was turned into an LG commercial. I don't know whether it started out that way or whether "Dave" was just inspired by the other video and decided to make a video that went viral and then LG approached him. The upshot is, is that entertainment is a critical human "need". That's why this post is in the "meaningless drivel" forum.
 
I've got no option but to sell you all for scientific experiments. Or a tiny ad:
Learn, Design, Teach, & Inspire with Permaculture games.
FoodForestCardGame.com
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!