Super slow motion capture of the fastest animal on planet Earth.
Utterly mesmerising to watch, and I can only imagine the setup and patience the crew must have endured to catch it all. Part of the crew was cinematographer Gregory Wilson who uploaded this beautiful Director’s Cut of the captured footage.
Using a Phantom camera filming at 1200 frames per second while zooming beside a sprinting cheetah, the team captured every nuance of the cat’s movement as it reached top speeds of 60+ miles per hour.
Items of particular note that astonished me were the steadiness of the cheetahs’ heads, the stealth and focus in their eyes and the amount of time their back legs seem to almost float above the ground, extending their gait and maximising their speed! Stunning stuff.
More on the setup of the shoot here.