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Why would David Fincher shoot low-light test footage with Leonardo Di Caprio? Is this just a technology test. Or could he be up to something? At any rate: An amazing glimpse at what the new RED can do.

Epic thanks to Eric!

http://reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39998

30 comments:

  1. Fantastic!!!

    it must be for a future film but which?

    it's the first time i heard about a next Fincher film with Dicaprio!

    I'm not a fan of this actor, then he is a very good one but a new David project is always a great new.

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  2. if they keep developing at this rate, it could change the way films are lit. it's too much visual information for just one match. not that i'm complaining ; )

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  3. it seems like dicaprio would be a good fit for 'Ness'?.. plus the mood, costume, and setting would correspond with that project too i imagine..

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  4. Oooh, I hadn't even thought about Ness, but that is absolutely true. If you look through the pages upon pages of comments on that board it becomes clear that Fincher and Di Caprio offered to do this shot "as a favor", supposedly without an in development project attached. I'm just saying. We know Fincher is a technology madman, so it is possible this was really just a camera test to see what the new chip can do. Although I have this gut feeling... Fincher is probably up to something... And Ness with Di Caprio? Very decent prospects!

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  5. Holy sh*t this looks good! Great find Eric! Thanks.

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  6. There's nothing revolutionary about these shots, really. But I doubt any of you fanboys has seen "Barry Lyndon".

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  7. "There's nothing revolutionary about these shots, really. But I doubt any of you fanboys has seen "Barry Lyndon"."

    ^^^Huh? What are you trying to say, Kubrick fanboy?

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  8. there's a huge difference between what kubrick did on barry lyndon and what fincher is demonstrating here with the RED camera.

    the difference is that kubrick had to buy a special lens from NASA to achieve his low light shooting. and even then he still had to use MANY CANDLES to achieve the look he wanted.

    fincher is using ONE MATCH and the RED digital camera is so light sensitive he can use standard cinema glass in any focal length he desires.

    what's really amazing is that the technology contained within the camera that fincher is using will soon be available to anyone with $5000. ..as the story goes, it cost $20,000 just to modify that NASA lens to work with kubrick's cameras..

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  9. Thesis: Avatar is the remake of Pocahontas in 3D.
    Discuss.

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  10. Here's James Cameron's ripped off treatment for Avatar: http://wtfoodge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/avatar-pocahontas-500x486.jpg

    And that guy gets to direct alongside Fincher on the Heavy Metal project??

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  11. "That guy" is on his way to two billion bucks with his Pocahontas remake. Gotta be doing something right.

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  12. "Thesis: Avatar is the remake of Pocahontas in 3D.
    Discuss."

    No, it's not.

    End of duscussion.

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  13. Britney Spears sold loads of records and made billions of bucks too, d'know what I'm saying? Strong sales aren't indicative of quality.

    And as for mikez' ignorance of the evident facts present in the similarities between Pocahontas and Avatar: what's a duscussion?

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  14. Oh and for all it's admittedly impressive production values and effects, this film pretty much breaks the cliche meter:

    1) The scientists are enlightened secular saints.

    2) The military are bigoted, trigger-happy killers rather than professional soldiers.

    3) The corporate CEO is an aloof, money-hungry but otherwise bland white guy whose job is to say "Hey, audience, see this little rock? It's the film's MacGuffin. Okay, back to our story..."

    4) The noble savages are just that. No messy fighting among themselves, despoiling their environment, enslaving each other, ritual sacrifice of their own people, or any other behavior would make the audience less sympathetic to them.

    5) Our hero. Initially, White Guilt Guy who learns from the natives how evil his culture, exemplified by the aforementioned Military and Corporate Strawmen, is. Later, White Pulp Magazine Hero Guy who beds the exotic native chick who was betrothed to Native Warrior Guy and then through an act of profound bravery (because physical courage translates to a deep knowledge of troop deployment, maneuver, tactics, supply line management, et cetera) comes to lead the noble savages, thereby assuming the role of White Man's Burden Guy.

    By the way, James Cameron, thanks for taking the bold step of using the sci fi film medium to convey to the audience that forcibly displacing indigenous people to strip mine their land is wrong. Maybe in your next film you can tackle other cutting-edge topics like giving women the vote.

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  15. Thanks for pointing out my spelling error. I'm sorry, I'll write that again.

    End of discussion.

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  16. Thanks for clearing that up, mikez.

    It's good that this blog has self-confessed authorities like you who tell people when discussions have ended, even if said discussions haven't started yet. The world truly is in need of more arrogant/ignorant people like you... oh wait... actually it's the other way around.

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  18. Ha!

    I'm a mean person.

    I guess Col. Quaritch must be based on me, not some Pocahontas character :)

    "And that's how you scatter the roaches."

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  19. Fog of War sucks, mikez. And there's already a movie with that title out.

    James Cameron's writing, I mean ripping, is only challenged by these eternal lines:

    Near future. The Earth is ruled by monsters once again. Those who survived the War are heading to the Last City, to find shelter behind its walls. Johnny Rambina is one of them.

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  20. Thank you for taking the time and watching my short movie.

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  21. Avatar/Pocahontas Trailer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdIIqoDakHU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UajX9NZlONE

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  22. This sums all the claims up nicely:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn84d2VUlvQ&feature=fvsr

    Back to topic, Red rules!

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  23. "Unobtainium" sounds like the writing of a 6 year old. D'uh... a ressource that is named after the word "unobtainable"... because the natives have it and won't give it up easily? I mean really??

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  24. You're the IdiotJanuary 20, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    wow, anonymous, you figured it out.

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  25. Is this still about the camera? Because I think the shots are amazing. I've read a lot about the Mysterium-X sensor and seeing what we see here, it's definitely taking digital cinematography, and all cinematography really to a new level.

    I agree with one of the earlier comments: I'm curious for the independent and low-budget stories that will be produced with this kind of equipment.

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  26. Very interesting find. Could well be for Ness as someone guessed..

    -Fitz

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  27. I have found Twice Upon a Time from 1983 on tape... isn't this the first film Fincher worked on at John Korty films?

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  28. Indeed, it is. How is the movie? I have only seen little bits and pieces of it.

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