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Oscar Worthy Gadgets: Benjamin Button's Behind the Scenes Tech

The main themes of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button involve love, life, and death, but behind the scenes, it was all about the technology. From the first scene, Benjamin Button was shot digitally, going from camera's hard drive, to director David Fincher's Mac Pro, and uploaded straight to Final Cut Pro for editing.

Using a Thompson Viper Digital camera, nearly all of Button was captured digitally, with only a few scenes filmed with traditional film. Fincher found that using digital technology was the way to go for getting lifelike effects, but still maintaining realism:

It’s not a special effects movie, but spanning that kind of time, there were a lot of difficulties. First, aesthetically, will you believe it’s Brad? Because he has to start out old, the audience has to see him as wizened and grizzled as we could make him and still be able to recognize him and see his performance in it.

How great is it that you have access to the same tools that an Oscar-nominated director does? This is exactly why I love being a geek!

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Murmur314 Murmur314 6 years
"This is exactly why I love being a geek!"Certainly you mean "this is why I'm an Apple fangirl".
Murmur314 Murmur314 6 years
"This is exactly why I love being a geek!" Certainly you mean "this is why I'm an Apple fangirl".
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