Wrap Shot: Alien3

Director Fincher and his other star, the alien created by the effects artists at Amalgamated Dynamics and performed by Tom Woodruff, Jr.

Filming the sci-fi thriller Alien 3 (1992), directed by David Fincher, director of photography Alex Thomson, BSC (center) plots a shot with operator David Worley (at eyepiece) as actors Charles Dance and Sigorney Weaver stand by. 

The production was primarily shot at Pinewood Studios, and began with Jordan Cronenweth, ASC behind the camera. Unfortunately, due to health issues, he had to withdraw from the project after just two weeks of shooting, with Thomson then joining and completing the production. 

Richard Edlund, ASC supervised the extensive visual effects, earning an Academy Award nomination for his efforts.


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