Bryan Singer Reveals an Innovative Approach to Shooting Quicksilver

Bryan Singer is back on Twitter today with another look behind-the-scenes of his X-Men: Days of Future Past with a photo that should excite cinematography fans.

“Brightest set I’ve ever filmed on,” Singer tweets, following with the hashtags, “#3600framespersecond #Quicksilver”

It appears that, to capture Evan Peters’ turn as the fast-moving son of Magneto, Singer is capturing footage in extreme slow motion. The end result of 3600 frames per second will appear 150 times slower than standard film and, as such, requires significantly more lighting to expose each frame. Although it’s hard to see exactly what he’s filming, you can check the basic setup in Singer’s image below.

The film is based on the comic book storyline “Days of Future Past,” which ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981 during Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s run and introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.

Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing and Boo Boo Stewart also star in the mutant ensemble, set for release July 18, 2014.