Published on 6 Dec 2017
One unused attempt at a running chestburster in Alien 3 included this adorable whippit. It didn’t quite work on camera the way that we hoped, though and the effect was scraped.
Be sure to check out some of new Fox approved Alien art pieces, available December 1st.
Art Directors Guild
2017 ADG Awards Presentations
Category I: One Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series
S1:E1 Episode 1
S1:E4 Episode 4
S1:E9 Episode 9
Design Presentation (PDF):
Photography by David Fincher.
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Published on 15 Nov 2017
A video essay analysing what makes Mindhunter so creepy.
Mindhunter is a Netflix original crime drama series executive produced by David Fincher set in the late 1970s in which two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.
Features portrayals of real-life serial killers such as Ed Kemper, Richard Speck, Monte Ralph Rissel and Jerry Brudos.
By Alexxa Gotthardt
November 23, 2017
In the first scene of the Netflix crime show Mindhunter, the camera trails a car through the run-down streets of small-town Braddock, Pennsylvania. We don’t know that it’s 1977, or that someone will be offed in the next five minutes—but the setting provides clues. It’s a rainy night lit only by moody street lamps and the beams of an AMC Matador police car. The nearby buildings ooze seediness.
The scene is lonely, unglamorous, and wildly intriguing. It’s also resolutely American—and whisks viewers swiftly back to the 1970s.
It’s perhaps unsurprising, then, that the show’s creators were inspired by the pioneering U.S. photographers of that decade—namely, the great Stephen Shore, whose career spent capturing backroads, motel rooms, and lunch counters across America is currently being celebrated in a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. “Since Mindhunter is a period piece, photography from the era was hugely helpful to all of us,” the show’s cinematographer, Erik Messerschmidt, tells me from Los Angeles.
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November 21, 2017
Today I look at David Fincher, his personal directing style, and the process that created The Social Network.