Friday, May 16, 2008

Let Them Pay For Their Arrogance.... :-)

I hope National Geographic had to pay big bucks for their arrogance ..... How you cannot see the potential from watching the clip is beyond me. But after all what we have seen from other "experts" on Wall Street........I was blown away after watching the clip the first time in May 2007 A nice weekend to all non experts :-)

Bleibt zu hoffen das die Verantwortlichen von National Geographic richtig tief in die Tasche greifen mußten um sich zumindest verspätet die Rechte zu sichern.... Wie man das Potential beim ersten Mal nicht erkennen konnte ist mir unbegreiflich. Aber nach alledem was wir von den sog. "Experten" der Wall Street & Co zu sehen bekommen haben..... Ich jedenfalls habe im Mai 2007 eine Gänsehaut bekommen. Allen "Nicht-Experten" ein schönes Wochenende :-)

You’ve Seen the YouTube Video; Now Try the Documentary NYT
There is a moment of foreshadowing at the end of “Battle at Kruger,” the eight-minute African safari video that has drawn more than 30 million views on YouTube.

David Budzinski, a tourist from Texas, has just recorded a stunning scene straight out of a wildlife documentary. A small pride of lions and a crocodile have pinned down a cape buffalo calf, prompting an angry herd of buffalo to fight off the predators and save the babe. A fellow traveler remarks, “You could sell that video!”

After returning home, Mr. Budzinski tried, but National Geographic and Animal Planet were not interested. Only after the battle — alternately terrifying and heart-warming — became one of the most popular videos in YouTube’s history did the buyers come calling. Last summer the National Geographic Channel purchased the television rights to the video, and on Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern time, it will devote an hour to a documentary deconstructing the drama.

“Caught on Safari: Battle at Kruger” is believed to be the first hourlong documentary to be inspired by a YouTube clip. ......

Sensing they had just witnessed something special, Jason Schlosberg, another member of the safari group, asked Mr. Budzinski for a copy of the video. Mr. Budzinski tried unsuccessfully to sell it to television networks. “They all told us the same thing — they don’t accept any footage from amateurs,” he said.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't nature wonderful!!!

9:54 AM  
Blogger jmf said...


Much better than the fake world Wall Street operates in....... :-)

10:43 PM  

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