Finishing my mini-theme of dogs this week is this great reference video shot at 1000 frames per second. As an animator I am always looking for great reference that may help with a future shot, and having slow motion reference is invaluable. Even though we are animating video which plays at 24 fps we have to create it one frame at a time so seeing minor movements played slowly helps us create better animation. I would have never added a "floppy toe" overlap to a dog jumping, but seeing them at 0:39 helped me realize that there is so much more to add to a jump:
That is one happy dog at 0:57!