“Black Adam” Features 960fps Sequences

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

With the DC Comics adaptation “Black Adam” now in its final week of production, the film’s director Jaume Collet-Serra is trying out a bit of technical wizardry.

Actor Dwayne Johnson, who stars as the titular hero, has posted on Instagram saying the production is using a cutting edge combination of an advanced robot arm called a ‘Bolt’ together with a high speed ‘Phantom’ camera.

The latter reportedly will capture Johnson at a rate of 960 frames per second – 40 times faster than the 24 frames per second at which regular film is shot at. The result will be slow-motion images done with remarkable clarity.

The technology has been used at least once on film before – namely the Valkyrie flashback sequences involving Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett in “Thor: Ragnarok”. Director Taika Waititi used a Phantom high-speed camera that captured at a whopping 1200 frames per second.

So expect some sequences here to offer something similar to that (though with very different lighting and production design/costuming choices). “Black Adam” is slated for a theatrical release on July 29, 2022.

Source: Instagram

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