Monday, October 20, 2008

Not a very fair fight!

So, guess who wins.

With all of the camera angles it makes a person wonder how this was filmed. They can't hardly say that "No animals were harmed in the making if this film".


EkoVox said...

Ernie, my wildlife lovin' friend,
I know a wildlife filmmaker and I can tell you that the other angles beyond the main angle were taken at a seperate time. And possibly...actually, probably, they were trained animals. Filmmaker Marty Stouffer admits to creating scenes for the sake of the film. In fact, I have done the very same thing featuring a herd of deer, an eagle and a mountain lion. The deer were shot one place, the close up of the eagle and the mountain lion were shot up at Wildlife Images in Grants Pass. Through tricky editing, we were able to have the mountain lion stalk the deer and to have the bald eagle fly away as the deer were running. Don't believe everything you see on YouTube or TV for that matter.

My guess? Trained animals.

Oh, and welcome back!

Ernie Branscomb said...

Thanks for the welcome... it's good to be back!

My guess was that it was trained animals, but that possibility makes that film even more incredible. It looked to me like the lion was really biting the bears ears and really clawing it. The bear looked like it was more than happy to leave. Plus the lions… udder? Is full.

Great film making at any rate.

Robin Shelley said...

Staged or not, DON'T MESS WITH MAMA!

Indie said...

Can it really be possible to train a mountain lion, or even a grizzly bear?

With the mountain lion, that seems as likely as training a great white shark.

As for grizzlies, yes I know they get trained, but what about that guy who wanted to live with the bears and ended up getting eaten (there was a movie)?

I always wonder about these films too.