Screening Room

MIPCOM Picks 2012: Speed Kills

This three-part series uses high-speed Phantom cameras and CGI to depict the lethal grace with which animal predators kick into high gear and launch their attacks.
September 25, 2012

Partners: Produced and distributed by Earth-Touch; Broadcasters: Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Channel

Length: 1 x 45 minutes

Airing: October 2012

Rights available: Worldwide terrestrial rights (excluding North America)

Recent tech developments have made ultra slo-mo a tantalizing treat for factual producers and viewers alike. This three-part series uses high-speed Phantom cameras and CGI to depict the lethal grace with which animal predators kick into high gear and launch their attacks. With episodes focused on jungle, ocean and savannah-dwelling creatures, Speed Kills provides an adrenaline-spiked glimpse of the split-seconds that create the chasm between the quick and the dead, and reveals the physiology behind the fast-movers.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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