Monday, August 23, 2010

NATURE | Behind the Scenes of "Hummingbirds" | PBS

Filmmaker Ann Prum talks about her high definition high speed video documentary of hummingbirds she produced for the PBS series Nature. Seriously stunning footage, be sure to watch the 720p YouTube version or somehow get the full show in high def.

Of her work, Prum says:
“These are the kinds of films I like to make. They say, you think you know this animal … but we actually don’t know them at all.”

On hummingbirds:
“They are tough. People think they are delicate and jewel-like. They are not like that at all. They are tough as nails. They are incredibly competitive — really defending their resources. It’s the difference between life and death for them, they live so on the edge.”

Ann, please make another film on dragonflies!

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