Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Watch: First Trailer For ‘Effie Gray’ Starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Tom Sturridge & Greg Wise Watch: First Trailer For ‘Effie Gray’ Starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Tom Sturridge & Greg Wise Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'Playing It Cool' With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza & More Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'Playing It Cool' With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza & More Watch: First Trailer For ‘Serena’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Watch: First Trailer For ‘Serena’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Watch: First Footage From New 6K RED Dragon Camera That David Fincher Is Using For 'Gone Girl'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 14, 2013 at 10:20AM

While he's yet to make a big, summer tentpole, if and when he does, there few filmmakers who have such a keen grasp on current, cutting edge technology than David Fincher. Whether aging Brad Pitt backwards, virtually creating double Armie Hammers, or recreating the 1970s San Francisco skyline, Fincher has long turned to the latest in digital wizardry to help accomplish his cinematic visions. And while on paper his currently shooting "Gone Girl" looks like a straight-ahead thriller, Fincher is using the shoot to again push things forward.
7
David Fincher

While he's yet to make a big, summer tentpole, if and when he does, there few filmmakers who have such a keen grasp on current, cutting edge technology than David Fincher. Whether aging Brad Pitt backwards, virtually creating double Armie Hammers, or recreating the 1970s San Francisco skyline, Fincher has long turned to the latest in digital wizardry to help accomplish his cinematic visions. And while on paper his currently shooting "Gone Girl" looks like a straight-ahead thriller, Fincher is using the shoot to again push things forward.

In an interview with Southeast Missourian, the director revealed he was was using the latest and greatest, RED digital cameras. "We are working with at least a six-pack of the new Dragon cameras that they've built. For a digital camera, they see sunlight really well. They're the next evolution of the Epic," he shared. So, what's the big deal with these cameras?

Well, simply put, it's a 6K camera, which according to RED's own site, offers up 9 times more resolution than your standard HD and can capture images in natural light better than anything before. Basically, it will melt your face off, though you likely won't see the finished film projected at 6K. Regardless, it will allow Fincher to create the most spectacular imagery possible in the digital moviemaking world.

In another interesting tidbit from the interview, when asked about how his favorite director of all time is, Fincher couldn't just pick one. "I don't know. It's like being asked what your favorite movie is and I have about 300 of those. Maybe George Roy Hill up until 'The World According to Garp.' There was a point in time when Francis Coppola was like Ted Williams," he said. "He had 'The Godfather,' 'The Conversation,' 'The Godfather: Part II' and 'Apocalypse Now' in a row. Spielberg had a run up until 'E.T.' that was astounding with five or six classics. So, I don't know. It's kind of like being asked, 'What's your favorite meal?' "

Well, until we see what meal Fincher will serve us next year with "Gone Girl," here is a sizzle reel of RED Dragon footage shot by DP Mark Toia, via No Film School, and he enthusiastically claims this is the best digital camera to come along, ever. (You can download the full video file at Vimeo for even greater detail).

This article is related to: David Fincher, Gone Girl


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates