Alastair Fothergill, Director of Silverback Films and The Hunt breaks down how a cheetah sequence was filmed in The Telegraph

“The drama of a cheetah hunt has been filmed many times before. But for the episode I directed in The Hunt we wanted to visually unpick every little detail of the contest between the predator and its prey. The final sprint is so fast and over so quickly that we knew a high-speed camera was essential to reveal exactly what happens in the last crucial seconds of the hunt. Luckily we were using the very latest high-resolution camera, which runs at more than 1,000 frames per second. This slows down the action 40 times and promised to reveal every tiny twist and turn in the high-speed chase.”