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3 Minute Wonder - Microsoft Babies
Monday, 10th to Thursday, 13th August 2009
7:55pm to 8pm
3 Minute Wonder is a showcase for short films from new and upcoming directors on Channel4. They run each day Monday to Thursday, with the four films in the week linked thematically together. Microsoft Babies is a series of films exploring life in and around the Microsoft on-site creche in the company's UK headquarters in Reading. And asks the question: ow much does the cradle-to-grave ethos of the corporation effect their employees and their children?
The first film asks is the on-site Microsoft nursery too much too soon for the toddlers, or an efficient solution to the corporate family's needs?
Vikki applies all the HR tricks she's learnt at work to help run her hyperactive household, making sure she never wastes a second.
Gill who works in marketing, recalls her difficult maternity leave and her joy at returning to work when her daughter was three and a half months old.
Lucy, a full-time Microsoft programmer and sole breadwinner of the family, is waiting for her husband to break into the independent film market, however long it takes.
=== File Information ===
File Name: Four Films
Duration: 00:03:08 to 00:03:15
File Size: 27.0MB to 28.0MB
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: c.1070 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: c.0.194 bits/pixel
Resolution: 624x352 (1.77:1) [=39:22]
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 132 kb/s (66/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90
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