David Fincher’s Custom RED Xenomorph for Netflix’s “Mindhunter”
by Richard Lackey (website) | 6th May 2016
RED Digital Cinema has built a fully customised one-of-a-kind camera—the RED Xenomorph—just for David Fincher and his team to shoot his upcoming series “Mindhunter” for Netflix.
Imagine you absolutely love your RED Dragon, but it ends up a mess of magic arms and cabling by the time you’ve added all your support gear. If only it were all permanently integrated into the camera. No cables, no magic arms, no rigs, no mess.
Now imagine your name is David Fincher. For Fincher, nothing is impossible.
As with all things RED, details tend to trickle out over time, but keep your eyes on this REDUser thread if you want to find out more. Here’s what we know.
David Fincher’s RED Xenomorph
RED Weapon Dragon 6K Sensor Technology
7.0″ LCD Touch
Paralinx wireless video
Extended WiFi/Foolcontrol antenna array
RT Motion Lens Motor Control
Zaxcom wireless audio and timecode
Anton Bauer Gold Mount
Xenomorph-inspired brain design
And, according to Phil Holland, who I’d like to thank for sharing the info, is my favorite of all:
and a couple of other sneaky things
Images are courtesy of RED and the Mindhunter Camera Dept.
Before you ask: No. The RED Xenomorph is not, and won’t be, a commercially available new camera from RED.
No. You can’t have one—unless your name is David Fincher.