-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.
Black Tights: Hi-Hat, Snare
Blue and White Striped Pinafore with Lace Skirting: Cymbal, Clap, Snare, Hi-Hat, Wood Block, Granular Organ Synthesizer, Shaker, Kick Drum
Grey and White Hi-Top Sneakers: Snare, Toms, Lead Synthesizer, Kick Drum, Percussion, Hi-Hat, Granular Bass Synthesizer
Red Jersey Triangle Bra: Snaps
Turtle Broach: Granular Saxophone and Bass Synthesizers
Blue Blazer: Cymbal, Snare, Hi-Hat, Clap, Kick Drum
Antique Tailor's Measuring Tape: Granular Synthesizer Arpeggios, Cymbal
Directed, composed and choreographed by Gabriel Shalom
Featuring the performance and wardrobe of Nicole Roscher
Colors corrected by Carlos Vasquez
Titles by Patrizia Kommerell
Audio Mastered by Thomas von Pescatore
From the audiovisual EP "Faces of N."