2010. RED ONE M-X – The Match (camera test)

RED M-X Reel, alternative audio

Alternative take, no audio

Credits

CompanyRed Digital Cinema
  
ActorLeonardo DiCaprio
  
DirectorDavid Fincher
  
Director of PhotographyJeff Cronenweth
Camera OperatorJeff Cronenweth
First Assistant CameraSteven Meizler
  
DI ServicesMichael Cioni. Light Iron

Technical Specifications

Runtime36 s
RED M-X Reel Runtime39 s
Alternative take Runtime19 s
  
Aspect Ratio2.30:1 / 2:39:1
  
AcquisitionDigital
ColorColor
  
CameraRED One M-X upgraded R1
LensMaster Prime
ApertureT1.3 (or slightly stopped down)
ISO2000
No noise reduction
 Key LightOnly the match

Production Details

CountryUSA
  
Filming LocationWheelock College
Boston
  
Release DateJanuary 16, 2010
Red Studios, Hollywood

Jim Jannard, Founder of RED Digital Cinema
January 17, 2010
Reduser.net

This was shot by David Fincher on a RED ONE with a Mysterium-X sensor at ISO 2000 and a Master Prime at T 1.3 (or slightly stopped down from there). Key light is only a match. When the match goes out, Leo’s face goes black.

There is absolutely no noise reduction in this shot.

David did this as a favor to us, as did Leo.

Jeff Cronenweth, ASC:

There was a lot more light on the monitor than visible by eye in the scene itself.

Fincher was shooting The Social Network at Wheelock College in Boston. Leo happened to be in Boston close to wrapping for Shutter Island and accepted to participate.

In the film, the same hallway can be seen from the opposite side (min. 00:07:51):