A film intended for people with moderate to severe intellectual disability.
An Egg…A Chick!
This footage clearly shows every stage of development: a white egg was shot against a blue background and nothing else. The soundtrack is a simple heartbeat.
Against a black backdrop, the camera follows the movements of two litters of kittens that are visually very different. The only sound is a cat purring.
An Egg…A Duckling!
A repeat of the process of an egg hatching. The entire process was shot at a very easy pace, from the intact egg all the way to the yellow duckling whose feathers are now nicely dry.
Cocker spaniels and golden retrievers are of course de rigeur in a film of baby animals.
Baby Animals is quite different from other films about animals due to:
- The familiarity of the chosen subjects.
- The lengthy takes of each animal which allow viewers to look at the individual animals for many minutes at a time.
- A low-key use of the camera: no short shots or fast cuts.
- Natural environmental sounds only, no commentary or soundtrack.