Monday, September 13, 2010

Winging it.

Yesterday I spent the day at my Mom's; it was her birthday and 'the fambly' had a wee get together. The teevee is always on at my Mom's and yesterday it was tuned into PBS - one of the few decent channels. They were showing 'Winged Migration' - a sort of documentary about birds. I mean 'sort of' cos it wasn't informative really. It was more of a visual feast.

Here a wee clip following some geese:

It was made in 2001 but I had never heard of it before. Strange really cos this is the sort of thing I really like. It is stunning and hypnotic. The cinematography is amazing. It took four years to film and involved imprinting birds to accustom them to cameras and paragliders, ultralights and other filming techniques (dodgy?).

The end result, for me, is watching it and wishing I could fly.

Wonderful news! You can see it all on YouTube ... at least right now.

Part 1 of 8 is here:
The rest you can find from there.

But I think kicking back on a sofa with a DVD and a big screen would be ideal.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like something I'd enjoy - off to see episode 1....