-Winner of the 2013 National Magazine Awards for best Multimedia piece of the year-
Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet. Combining the resources of National Geographic Magazine and the Cincinnati Zoo, and drawing on the skills of an incredible crew, we documented these amazing cats 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, 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.
Proof of Concept/pitch for The Leviathan, created by Ruairi Robinson.
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Developed with the assistance of Bord Scannáin na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board
And Jim Uhls who wrote the script for FIGHT CLUB
Creature design by Jordu Schell
Concept art: Ben Mauro/Adam Anderson at Weta Workshop, Jim Murray, Andrei Reyabovichevv
Sound design by Brandon Jones
Creature modeling: Colin Thomas
Skiff modeling: Andreas Maaninka
Skybike modelling/texture: Daniel Rath
Rigging: Paul Hormis
Digital pyro: Martin Neydenski
Additional modeling: Maxence Fleuret
Mocap specialist: Demian Gordon
Mocap performer: Christopher DesRoche
Additional animation: Vadim Draempaehl
Anyone I forgot to credit: apologies
Edit/light/Comp: Ruairi Robinson
Thanks to Tim Miller/Dave Wilson at Blur Studios. Nick Ryan. Jessica Rudzewicz. John O'Connell.
Special thanks and apologies to Daniel Rath who modeled and textured the Sky Bike and I forgot to thank at THU
The Werkbank – the new table in the Sitterwerk Art Library – is expanding on the ideas of the current system of a true free-hand library: The shelf-scanning robot allows you to reorganise the books without losing their positions; the original table lets you pin down a collection of books and materials as a collection, and save it as a reading list for others to find. With the Werkbank we're introducing a complete research workflow, adding possibilities for two-dimensional digital maps, adding notes and scanned images to objects, a drag-and-drop print module, and a growing network based on intersections between books, materials, people and their collections.