October 19, 2016 at 12:19PM


INVISIBLE SPLIT-SCREEN TUTORIAL 2 - Additional Examples (The David Fincher Technique)

Hey nofilmschool!

Over a year ago I posted the original tutorial on here for the Invisible Split-Screen Technique. I finally got around to making a follow-up video showing some additional examples that show off the technique in more concrete, problem-solving ways.

Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9neN3i__pGY

This is a technique famously attributed to David Fincher and his editors (Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter, and Tyler Nelson), but has become quite widespread in digital filmmaking post-production.

I compiled my research on the technique that I used to make the first video and I'm attaching it here again if anyone is interested in learning more: http://www.mediafire.com/view/j1229xdk3fd8b2b/Invisible_Split-Screening_...


This is some solid research for an interesting technique. Just one question- is invisible split screen becoming an industry norm or is it a bit of a niche right now?

October 21, 2016 at 11:37AM


Hey Grant! I won't pretend that I have deep roots in the post-production industry but from my research and the comments on these two videos, it seems like it has become a norm in the industry. I find myself using the technique on almost every narrative project I edit. It's just such a great tool to have!

October 24, 2016 at 8:25AM, Edited October 24, 8:25AM

Ben Gill
Creative Director at Oxenfree Design

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