Director David Fincher is well-regarded as a master of his craft. When watching his films, viewers may not notice themselves being drawn into the action, until they leave the theater and find their worldview shifted. Nerdwriter attempts to explain how this happens in How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes.
Breaking down Fincher’s directing style as a whole is a daunting task, but focusing on the filmmaker’s individual choices makes for clearer discussion. Here, the focus is on Fincher’s camerawork, which is tied to his stage direction. It’s a subtle technique, but once the concept is explained, it’s hard to watch any of Fincher’s work without seeing it everywhere.
Check out the detailed video above and take a look at the trailer for Fincher and Netflix‘s series Mindhunter for the most recent example of the director’s skill. Recently, Fincher offered up his RIMOWA luggage case in honor of the brand’s 80th anniversary.