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Greg Wilson’s – Cheetahs on the Edge

Greg Wilson is a cinematographer living in NYC. He got his start working as a photo-journalist for rock & roll mags like Rolling Stone, Spin and Fader. In 2005 he began working in motion pictures. He shoots with everything from 16mm film to 65mm HD. Greg’s passion is narrative story telling but he enjoys documentary, commercials etc. He spent the last 5 summers on a project with the National Geographic Society, one of the largest in their history. He is currently in pre-production on another large project for the Society. He loves the outdoors and has a passion for working in tough environments needing on-the-spot solutions for demanding technical situations. In September 2011, Greg was honored by the International Cinematographer’s Guild as a nominee at the Emerging Cinematographer Awards. His list of clients include HBO, NGS, Starz, Nokia, Nike, PBS, Expedia, Cartoon Network, AOL, Rough Trade, Mute Records and more.

Cheetahs on the Edge–Director’s Cut

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, 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. For more information about cheetah conservation, visit

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