“Panic Room” by Fincher

  • ©David Fincher


Conference:


SIGGRAPH Video Review:


Track:


    18

Title:


    Panic Room

Length:


    5:50

Director(s):


Company / Institution / Agency:


  • BUF Compagnie

Description:


    In this sequence, a character tries to break into a house. David Fincher wanted to follow the character from the inside of the house. The overall idea of this shot was to obtain a shot sequence of 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

    BUF Compagnie took still images on location of all sets of the house. Then, with these photo references, BUF reconstructed the various sets in 3D with modeling and mapping. Coherent camera movements between computer-generated images and filmed images were achieved by recreating the camera movements in 3D.

Software:


    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: proprietary software, rendering on Mental Ray.


Additional Contributors:


    Producer: Columbia Pictures
    Special effects: BUF Compagnie