So, I got this idea after seeing a video where a guy showed how chickens have what essentially is a built in head stabilization. My camera finally came in a few days ago, and here are the final results.
Last edited by jeremiahjw; 12-28-2010 at 08:49 PM.
I just watched a bunch of your other videos on YouTube and they're really cool.
I particularly like all the slow motion effects and the commericial where you bombard that computer server. But then I saw your video of the destruction of that football stadium and I got sidetracked watching videos of buildings being demolished Why did they do that? What vandals!
Thanks, I was trying to figure that out, did a few different things but none of them worked. :-P
The rooster I own. IMO, only good thing he's for is this, and making more chickens. He crows outside my window every morning around 4 AM, so I gleefully used him in this experiment.
Of course, if an animal can't be used for something then it's worthless right? I'm sure he loved having that camera strapped to his head and being carted around in all sorts of unfamiliar environments for your purposes.
Kfc is an unlikely place for a rooster to end up. I suppose he should just be thankful he has a family and wasn't dumped in a macerator shortly after birth. In the grand scheme of things I guess he's one of the lucky ones.
Anyway. Sorry to derail the thread. It is a clever idea, I just disagree with using animals for our own means. Chickens are amazing creatures
omg where is wheatgrinder?! Who knew he had a whole fleet of steadycams in his backyard!
That's really neat. I never knew that about chickens, the whole auto stabilization. That looked so cool when the dude was wobbling the rooster's body back and forth and the head didn't move an inch!
@ICH, I love animals and I'm a vegan, so don't take this is a jibe or anything, but I find this Robert Heinlein quote to be something I agree with, brackets are mine:
There are hidden contradictions in the minds of people who "love Nature" while deploring the "artificialities" with which "Man has spoiled 'Nature.' " The obvious contradiction lies in their choice of words, which imply that Man and his artifacts [or actions] are not part of "Nature"--but beavers and their dams are. But the contradictions go deeper than this prima-facie absurdity. In declaring his love for a beaver dam (erected by beavers for beavers' purposes) and his hatred for dams erected by men (for the purpose of men) the "Naturist" reveals his hatred for his own race--i.e., his own self-hatred.
Just wanted to put that out there. Hope we're still friends
My dogs love riding in the car (so much so that they like to vomit everywhere) and I bet chickens aren't that different. To be honest they don't really have the brain capacity to process what's going on so, as long as it doesn't cause them pain, they tend not to complain. If I was a chicken I'd love to be used as a steadicam. Fact.