Jan 25 2010Movie Filmed Entirely By Chimps To Be Aired

The BBC will be airing the appropriately titled 'Chimpcam' on BBC Two at 2000GMT on Wednesday January, 27th, during the 'Natural World' show. It was shot entirely by chimps at the Edinburgh Zoo toting video cameras around their enclosures. Amazingly, none of them made sex videos.

Gradually, the chimps started playing with the Chimpcam, carrying it around the enclosure.

The chimps soon became interested in the camera view screen on the Chimpcam box, watching what happened as they moved the Chimpcam around filming new images.

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.

However, the result, as well as providing new information on how chimps like to see the world, may yet go down in television history.

I don't care what you say, 'Chimpcam' beats the hell out of those douchedufflebags of 'Jersey Shore' any day. And, God willing, hucks shit at them.

Movie made by chimpanzees to be broadcast on television [bbcnews]

Thanks to Erica, who once attached a video camera to her dog's collar. He chewed it off.

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There's going to be plenty of chimps fucking.


Looks cute but I don't know how much I can take of chimp nostrils.

looks nauseating.

for some reason i actually want to see more

Sadly, this will probably be better than 90% of the human-filmed shows currently on television.

hmm... if they accidentally played this in a 'The Hills' time slot, would anyone notice?

Karls gonna love this

They should of gave them something else along with that camera...

Oh! A box o' props, now that's a show....

And I suppose the camera I dropped while hiking contains the only film ever shot entirely by a hill. Call me when they edit the damn thing.

Long live the robots.

I've already seen plenty of movies filmed by chimps. I guess this is just the first one where they were honest about it, instead of giving the chimp a stage name like "Michael Bay" or something equally silly.

Also, someone needs to tell these guys that the shakycam thing is getting a little played out. Seriously.

+1 on the better than the Jersey Shore.

The ape cast probably smells better, is less greasy, and has less body hair than the cast of the jersey shore too.

stupid... joisey shore.

Hmm- was that the same DP as on Public Enemies?

Thanks for the vertigo.

Now I know how Lucille 2 feels.

Bah, the plot was entirely lacking, the film work shoddy, and obviously it was the directors little vanity project. Two opposable thumbs down.

Well that was as nausea inducing as the blair witch, but with equal quality.

Here's something else the Edinburgh chimps are good at...


They shoulda known better and used a tripod...
How disappointing.
Plus the shadows are all wrong.


O.o Was the chimp humping the camera at 0:38...?

Chimpanzee's make their first porno

gawdamit now evin tha animlez ar putin stuff on youtube

I'm all for nature and shit but it still looks kinda lame, unless they start flinging poop then it will probably be the best documentary ever!

Humans still had to edit all of the footage, add background music, and upload it to the internet. Chimps had minimal incidental input to this.

I was going to do this for my 8th grade Science Faire project but I lacked a good camera and a troop of monkeys.

I'm currently producing the first film entirely edited and scored by chimps. It's a remake of Gone with the Wind.

I wanna watch the director's cut

Somewhere in a trailer in Denmark, Lars von Trier is masturbating so hard his foreskin'll get callus while calling his lawyer on what to do when a bunch of chimps have plagiarized his movie "The Idiots"...

Check out this very addictive game: http://gumbota33.mybrute.com

Eat your heart out Uwe Boll

thanks for that link Dave Chonurous.

holy shit! that first chimp has red eyes! its a demon chip! ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!

I can see why they are out evolutionary ancestors. We're all crazy, tree climbing, poo flinging retards. (Hahahaha look at all the adjectives I used.)

Noh Noh Noh, NEVAARRRR! This must not be released... I got sick after a single minute.

I'm sure Michael Bay can learn a LOT from them.

The camera angles in this movie look alot better than those in Cloverfeild

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