The Special Effects of Gone Girl

(Above left) The set-up for a “Dry-for-Wet” shot from David Fincher’s Gone Girl (2014) depicting the imaginary watery grave of a sociopathic femme fatale (played by Rosamund Pike). (Above right) The final images from the film. The behind the scenes pic comes courtesy of the November issue of American Cinematographer magazine. Read the mag’s feature on the film here.

An early adopter of digital camera technology, director David Fincher continued to push the pixel boundaries by making Gone Girl (2014) the first major film to use the Epic Red Dragon as its main production camera. The Dragon sensor allowed Fincher to capture footage in 6K resolution. Though most audiences will experience the film in either a 4K or 2K version, that extra information gives additional leeway in post-production to create the type of invisible computer generated effects shown below. Continue Reading ›

A gallery of production stills from David Fincher’s Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl (Flicks and Bits)

Ben Affleck (left) and David Fincher (right) discuss a shot from the upcoming release Gone Girl, via Flicks and Bits. Photo by Merrick Morton.

Having just finished reading Gillian Flynn’s 2012 best-seller Gone Girl, I can’t fathom what inspired director David Fincher to take on the pulpy page turner as his next project. Particularly considering Fincher’s last film – 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – was another twisty genre thriller. Gone Girl tells the story of a writer (played by Ben Affleck) who becomes the chief suspect when his estranged wife goes missing on their wedding anniversary.  Continue Reading ›