Professional skier and rally driver Guerlain Chicherit attempted to beat the world record for longest ramp car jump. The result was not what he had hoped for, and the video that came from it was not just a crash video.

“The life of a professional stunt athlete is rarely without consequences,” James Kirkham, the 4 Wheel Motor Sports Creative Team Leader for GoPro Original Productions, explains. “We see them fall, crash, get hurt and, yes, sometimes they die. But what we captured inside of Guerlain’s car was very different than a crash video — it was a deeply ethereal, intimate human experience. We captured ‘that moment’ – A look on a man’s face and a light in his eyes when he realizes, ‘this is it. I am going to die.’ Three or four seconds that seem like minutes, without time. Where I expected to see fear, panic, contortion, and pain, Guerlain shows us a deep existential calm.”

It was a record of one man confronting his own mortality, and ultimately experiencing a moment of what we can only describe as grace.

For the jump itself, minus the lead-up, start at 7:00. After the initial impact, I think I see the car do a full end-to-end 720 degrees in the air without touching anything. I love how he calmly brushes a piece of broken window away from his face at 8:29. He climbed out of the car by himself and suffered only minor injuries.