How Zack Snyder Decides Which Scenes to Shoot in Slow Motion


Zack Snyder, the renowned filmmaker, is known for his signature use of slow-motion scenes in his movies. While promoting his latest project, Rebel Moon: Part One — A Child of Fire, Snyder discussed his approach to incorporating slow-motion and the guidelines he follows during filming.

Snyder described his use of slow-motion as “intuitive.” He emphasized that if he doesn’t envision slow-motion moments ahead of or during filming, he avoids artificially slowing down footage during post-production. Snyder explained his stance, saying, “What I don’t like doing, what I never have done and I try not to do, is slow anything down that was photographed at another frame rate.”

Zack Snyder And His Strategies For Shooting in Slow-Motion

Snyder also shared a strategy he employs when uncertain about using slow-motion in a scene. He prefers to “shoot it in slow motion anyway and then decide whether to put it back in 24 frames-per-second after.” This precaution ensures that he won’t have to compromise the quality of the footage later. Snyder added, “Maybe I won’t use it, but I want to be sure that I won’t have to then slow down something that I shot at 24 frames because I don’t like the way it looks.”

For those excited about Zack Snyder’s unique style, Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire will feature some slow motion scenes.

The film is to debut on Netflix on December 21, offering viewers a firsthand experience of Snyder’s creative approach to cinematic storytelling.



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