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"Nature" A Murder of Crows (2010)

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Daniel Bernstein (writer)
Ted Remerowski (writer)
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24 October 2010 (Season 29, Episode 3)
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Surprisingly interesting considering it's a show about a seemingly ordinary pest! See more (2 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast)
Anna Braun ... Herself
John Marzluff ... Himself
Ulrich Watermann ... Himself
Nora Young ... Herself / Narrator
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Susan Fleming 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daniel Bernstein  writer
Ted Remerowski  writer

Produced by
Michael Allder .... executive producer
Susan Fleming .... producer
Fred Kaufman .... executive producer
Laura Metzger .... senior producer
Bill Murphy .... series producer
Bijan Rezvani .... producer
Caroline Underwood .... senior producer
Chie Witt .... associate producer
Janice Young .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Geoff Bennett 
Andre Hirtz 
Ben Johannesen 
 
Cinematography by
Nick de Pencier 
 
Film Editing by
David New 
 
Art Direction by
Susan Fleming 
 
Production Management
Andrea Minty .... production manager
Joseph Murnaghan .... post-production supervisor
Julie Schapiro Thorman .... production manager
 
Art Department
Brian Santalone .... pagebuilder
Joy Weeng .... designer
 
Sound Department
Jean Bot .... dialogue editor
Ed Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Scot Charles .... sound recordist
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Nick de Pencier .... sound recordist
David Rose .... supervising sound editor
Peter Sawade .... sound recordist
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Don White .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Driver .... visual effects
David Hedley .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Brust .... camera operator
Russell Gienapp .... camera operator
Onno Weeda .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
David Hedley .... colorist
David Hedley .... on-line editor
Patrick Krass .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
George Meanwell .... musician: cello
 
Other crew
James Cowan .... animal wrangler
Sarah Darro .... production assistance
Sam Egendorf .... production assistance
Eileen Fraher .... manager
William Grant .... executive in charge
Daniel B. Greenberg .... senior director
Janet Hess .... series editor
David Hirmes .... strategy director
Jayne Jun .... production assistant
Anna Klich .... animal wrangler
Georgia Kovalik .... production coordinator
Peter Kovalik .... title designer
Brian Lee .... technical director
Sylvia Magrys .... researcher
Nick Miller .... creative director
Anne Pick .... fixer
Anne Pick .... story editor
Jill Spitz .... publicist
Ulrich Watermann .... animal wrangler
 
Thanks
Heather Cornell .... special thanks
Hiroyoshi Higuchi .... special thanks: University of Tokyo
John Marzluff .... special thanks
Michio Matsuda .... special thanks: The Wild Bird Society of Japan
 

Series Crew
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Directed by
Nigel Cole (episode "Wild Horses of Mongolia")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Hobson  (episode "Gooney Birds of Midway") (episode "Mountains in the Mist") (episode "Resurrection at Truk Lagoon") (episode "Saguaro - Sentinel of the Desert") (episode "Yellowstone In Winter")

Produced by
Suzanne Weinert .... producer (episode "Wild Horses of Mongolia")
 
Production Management
John F. Schwally .... senior production manager (1993-1998)
 
Sound Department
Rob Whitehurst .... sound recordist (1995-)
 
Music Department
Rob Cairns .... composer: main title (1999-)
 
Other crew
Billy Pittard .... creative director
Juan Rosenfeldt .... title designer
Ed Sullivan .... creative director
 
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly interesting considering it's a show about a seemingly ordinary pest!, 31 July 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Many years ago, I watched a documentary about some guy who designed unusual bird feeders in his yard. Over time, the guy kept changing them--adding various steps the birds would need to complete in order to get their food rewards. I was shocked how complicated these steps became...and how easily crows learned and adapted to these puzzles. Because I loved this film*, I decided I had to watch "Nature" when they aired the episode "A Murder of Crows"**. Despite the ominous title, the film is not about killing the birds but about their intelligence--and how, in some ways, crows are about the smarted creatures on the planet aside from people (or, at least MOST people).

This show discusses many crow behaviors that would seem to indicate that this animal is extremely intelligent. Of course, the show discusses puzzles and the use of tools like the older documentary, but it also shows that crows can recognize faces after more than two years, learn some tasks at about the same speed as small children, communicate with each other in many ways and to relay many different things, create FALSE food stashes in order to fool other birds that might be watching them, and many other surprising signs of great intelligence. All of this is exciting stuff--especially for animal behaviorists, psychologists, ethologists and other researchers. But, it also is great stuff for the average viewer, as I know my aunt saw this film and loved it--and she prodded me to watch it (which she didn't need to do very strongly)! Exciting and well worth your time.

*I have searched IMDb several times to try to find this show from about 1988 or so, but have had no success at all. If you might know more, please let me know. Thanks.

**Oddly, a group of crows is called a 'murder'. Why? I have no idea! We have pods, gaggles and schools of various animals...so why call a group of crows a murder?!

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