May 28, 2017
A new video essay looks at some of the incredible (and usually invisible) VFX work in David Fincher’s films.
David Fincher may not be widely regarded as a visual effects director, but the fact is, he got his start at ILM in the early ’80s working on Return of the Jedi. Also, The Social Network has more VFX shots than Godzilla (the one from the ’90s, with P. Diddy and Jimmy Page).
In a new video essay, Kristian Williams shows how David Fincher puts his visual effects to work in the service of his narratives, and how this artistry makes him a “master of deception.”