I have seen relatively few things that David Fincher has done, but what I have seen I have enjoyed immensely. This video explores some of the reasons why Fincher is such a good director. I do think it’s interesting that in a time when directors and filmmakers are running away from tried and true techniques and story telling craft to be more novel, bring more “gritty realism” to their cinematography, and generally throwing away the rules, Fincher is honing the craft in a tried and true way and people are loving it. Look at House of Cards. Whatever you think of the material or the story, it is a masterfully crafted bit of art in every way. And not once that I can remember did Fincher resort to modern gimmicks, hand-held cameras, extreme close-ups at all times, or any other modern garbage.
So I highly recommend this video with the caveat that I think the one thing it misses is the storytelling aspect to Fincher as a director. While many of the techniques studied in this video are part of the story telling, there is an aspect that it misses in the way Fincher goes about even just constructing a good story. But it’s still well worth the watch.