I’ve been a big fan of Jumpy and think he’s the most impressive extreme athletic dog out there. Check out his amazing stunts compilation in an earlier post of mine here. In this video, Jumpy has found his human athletic soul mate, and they do a wonderful romping duet in a park that is nicely captured by an excellent slow motion cinematographer. The flying human is Alex Duong–a professional Parkour (info below) athlete and actor.
The cinematographer is Darren Dyk. Enjoy this canine-human whirling ballet.
About the video
My name is Darren Dyk. I am a cinematographer with an expertise in high-speed slow motion. Chances are that if you have been browsing YouTube for any notable amount of time, you have seen at least one of Omar Von Muller’s amazingly talented canine companions. Omar has been an animal trainer in Hollywood for many years and his amazing team of dogs have been featured in all sorts of films, commercials, and various hit viral videos. So when I had the opportunity to get out filming with Omar’s stunningly skilled pooch Jumpy, I was beyond stoked.
I hit up my good friend Alex Duong, a professional Parkour athlete whom I met through a collaboration the Substance Over Hype collective, to film for a couple days with Jumpy. This video is the sum of what we filmed! I hope you all enjoy!
Alex Duong’s Channel
I shot this all on a Sony FS700 at 240FPS in 1080p.
Parkour is a holistic training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training. Practitioners aim to get from A to B in the most efficient way possible. This is done using only the human body and the surroundings for propulsion, with a focus on maintaining as much momentum as possible while still remaining safe. Parkour can include obstacle courses, running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, quadrupedal movement, and the like, depending on what movement is deemed most suitable for the given situation.
Parkour is an activity that can be practiced alone or with others. Although it can be practiced in any location, it is usually practiced in urban spaces.Parkour involves seeing one’s environment in a new way, and imagining the potentialities for navigating it by movement around, across, through, over and under its features.
Developed in France, primarily by Raymond Belle, David Belle, and Sébastien Foucan during the late 1980s, Parkour became popular in the late 1990s and 2000s through films, documentaries, and advertisements featuring these practitioners and others. Parkour is becoming a recognised sport with competitions, events and official teams around the world.
Parkour’s training methods have inspired a range of other activities, including freerunning and l’art du déplacement. Although their creators define them as separate activities, practitioners and non-practitioners alike often find it difficult to discern the differences between them.