Finch: A Special SOC Video Conversation
On a post-apocalyptic earth, a robot built to protect the life of his creator’s beloved dog learns about life, love, friendship, and what it means to be human. Tom Hanks is Finch and the robot is played by Caleb Landry Jones.
Watch the multi-part interview with director Miguel Sapochnik, cinematographer Jo Willems, SBC and ASC, and camera operator Dave Thompson, SOC. They discuss life on set, the unique creative collaboration on Finch, and how their working relationship was built.
Finch: A Conversation with Director Miguel Sapochnik, Director of Photography Jo Willems, SBC & ASC, and Camera Operator Dave Thompson, SOC
Watch the full video above, or watch the chapters below.
Chapter 1: Introduction by Dave Thompson
Chapter 2: Getting Started & Inspirations
Chapter 3: Track & Dolly vs. Handheld
Chapter 4: Themes of the Film
Chapter 5: RV Life
Chapter 6: Where’s Tom?
Chapter 7: Everything Has Its Place
Chapter 8: Kill Your Darlings
Chapter 9: The Robot
Chapter 10: Back to Inspiration
Chapter 11: Keys to a Good Team
Chapter 12: The Brain Power
Chapter 13: Back in The RV
Chapter 14: A Lesson in Relationships
BEHIND THE SCENES OF FINCH
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Camera Operator Fall 2021
Above Photo: Tom Hanks and Caleb Landry Jones as the robot in FINCH. Photo courtesy of Apple
TECH ON SET
Panavision T-series expanded anamorphic lenses
Dave Thompson, SOC
Learn more about Dave’s career and projects at IMDB.com
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Dave Thompson would like to give a special thanks to Karen Kuehn, the unit still photographer.
All photos courtesy of Apple