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Cheetahs on the Edge

Cheetahs on the Edge

Cheetahs on the Edge–Director’s Cut from Gregory Wilson on Vimeo.

Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet. Combining the resources of National Geographic and the Cincinnati Zoo, and drawing on the skills of a Hollywood action movie crew, these amazing cats were documented in a way that’s never been done before.


Using a Phantom camera filming at 1200 frames per second while zooming beside a sprinting cheetah for 450 feet, the team captured every nuance of the cat’s movement as it reached top speeds of 60+ miles per hour.  The extraordinary footage that follows is a compilation of multiple runs by five cheetahs during three days of filming.  As amazing as the footage is, the production effort required to capture the cheetah sprints is equally impressive.  At the end of the film is a time-lapse of the location setup, and some full speed action shots that are well worth seeing as well, so I suggest you view all the way to the end.

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Chuck Jones

Digital Media Producer, Photographer, Video Storyteller, Cinemagraph Master. Only Semi-Reformed Hippy. Managing Editor of http://TheCameraForum.Com

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