Frank W Ockenfels 3: David Bowie, Light, & Portrait Photography

The Hollywood Reporter (YouTube)
June 22, 2018

A craftsman with a camera and an artist with a vision. Frank W Ockenfels 3 takes us through his detailed story of his close relationship with the late David Bowie. A master of light and one of the industry’s most prolific photographers, this is ‘Magic Hour.’

Thanks to John Sant

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Frank Ockenfels 3

Original Benjamin Button Model by Kazuhiro Tsuji

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2018-01. Make-Up Artist Magazine - Kazuhiro TsujiSculptor and Special Make-Up Effects Artist
Kazuhiro Tsuji (Make-Up Artist Magazine, 2018)

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MINDHUNTER. S01: Emmy FYC DVD Set

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DVD Set kindly donated by Joe Frady

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Editors on Editing: Kirk Baxter, ACE talks GONE GIRL

American Cinema Editors (YouTube)
May 6, 2018

Editors on Editing: Glenn Garland, ACE talks to Kirk Baxter, ACE about editing the film, GONE GIRL.

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Gone Girl: Kirk Baxter, ACE
October 2014
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‘Mindhunter’: The David Fincher Look is All About Power and Control

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Fincher was very particular about conveying control and dominance through lighting and production design in his Netflix FBI crime drama.

Bill Desowitz
June 18, 2018
IndieWire

David Fincher brilliantly pushes his cinematic formalism in “Mindhunter,” Netflix’s 10-episode crime drama that explores the FBI’s fledgling Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, in the late ’70s. But, for the dialogue-heavy creepy interrogations with imprisoned serial killers by agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), executive producer/co-director Fincher manages to visually convey constant power shifts.

“It’s about control and dominance and also about misogyny,” Fincher said. “People forget that this goes all the way back to Jack the Ripper.”

And Fincher’s collaboration with production designer Steve Arnold (“House of Cards”) and gaffer-turned cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt (“Mad Men”) was crucial to the authentic ’70s look and dynamic blocking of the interrogation scenes, particularly those involving Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton), who captivates and mentors Holden.

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MINDHUNTER Needs You

TheBurghBoyz Show (YouTube)
May 25, 2018

Hard working Background Casting Director Jennifer Nash, from Mindhunter Extras Casting, continues to make the rounds looking for the literally thousands of background actors of all ages and ethnicities, especially African-American, that Mindhunter is going to need for its second season. Last May, she paid a visit to The Burgh Boyz and asked for their help:

“Season one took to film about 11 months. And there’s some pre-production too.”

“We’ve just started shooting season two.”

“[We’ll be here] at least until Christmas, very possibly until March of 2019.”

“Costumes are such an important part of this. Our team of customers is award-winning. If you checked out their resumes, and our hair and makeup, you would just go: “Oh, my goodness!”. They’re the best in the business. As is David Fincher, our incredible Director and Executive Producer, who is directing this first episode, which is epic. So, if you want to be on Mindhunter and work with David Fincher, get in now, get in now! You’ll be working with him!”

“David Fincher handpicks about 90% of all of the background actors in the episodes that he directs. He is so specific and detail-oriented. Makes my job Super Duper hard but you’re not just a crowd. You’re always hand chosen by everybody for that specific role.”

“I’ve been able to cast television shows and movies in New York from the beach in L.A. Not this one. This one I am like hustling hustling, because I need real people that have real jobs. In season one I’ve cast Dental Hygienist, a literal Rocket Scientist, I’m not even joking, Professors, College Students, Uber and Lyft Drivers, Waiters, Waitresses, Bartenders, ex-Military, ex-Police, Sheriff’s, everybody who looks like you [one of the hosts] for FBI…”

“This summer in Wilkinsburg, we have scenes coming up where I need thousands of background actors, thousands per day. We are going to be like the circus comes to town, to Wilkinsburg, and that community can use all of the business that we bring, we’re going to bring a lot of business to that community. And it’s going to be iconic scenes there, in my opinion from reading the scripts, the standout scenes of the entire season two. I’m not supposed to really tell, give the story away, but it gives me goosebumps just to think about these scenes. And it’s mostly African-American that I need for those scenes that are going to be very dramatic.”

“I’m looking for background actors of all ages, no experience needed. I need babies to 106 years old. Last season our age range was six months to 96, so this season I’m putting out the challenge, just push it a little. All colors of the rainbow. In fact, some colors of the rainbow are hard to find in Pittsburgh, not a huge Latino community here. All you Latino beautiful people, I need you, and everybody else. And thousands of background actors in Wilkinsburg this summer, thousands, for iconic scenes that you will never forget. Promise.”

Mindhunter Extras Casting (Facebook)
mindhuntercasting@gmail.com

Set Decorators Society of America: MINDHUNTER

June 15, 2018
SDSA International (Set Decorators Society of America)

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

Catching a criminal often requires the authorities to get inside the villain’s mind to figure out how he thinks. That’s the job of FBI agents Holden Ford [Jonathan Goff] and Bill Tench [Holt McCallany]. They attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches. Along the way, working with Boston University psychology professor Wendy Carr [Anna Torv], the agents pioneer the development of modern serial killer profiling.

The crime drama has a strong pedigree behind the camera, with Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron among the show’s executive producers, and Fincher directing the first episodes. — Netflix

Add in Production Designer Steve Arnold and Set Decorator Tracey Doyle SDSA, and you know it will have a carefully curated stylized realism mixed with fully realized layered reality. Sets that could be paintings, except they seem so real.

We checked in with the duo for snippets about the making of MINDHUNTER, Season 1…

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