May 5, 2015

See All the Crazy Stunts They Pulled Off for 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in This BTS Footage

Director George Miller, who has been at the helm of all three previous Mad Max films, has returned for Fury Road, and claims that a majority of the effects in the film were practical. Check out some of the insane stunts they did for real in this almost-20 minute BTS video:

Here are some trailers for the film:

And two quick featurettes:

It's great to see another blockbuster of sorts trying to do things in the most realistic way possible, as effects-heavy comic book films have certainly taken over mainstream cinemas. Seeing tons of CGI characters destroy each other, while novel at first, can be quite mind-numbing after you've seen it a few dozen times across a dozen different movies.

It would have been interesting to see what kinds of tools the camera team would have utilized if this film was shot a few years later (they started in 2012), as they mostly relied on ARRI ALEXAs (both the full-sized and ALEXA M bodies), as well as Canon 5D Mark IIs for crash cam shots. What's clear is that this is a film that looks like few others out there, and we'll find out next week if the three year wait since principal photography finished has been worth it.      

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Is this a reboot or some sort of sequel?

May 5, 2015 at 4:22PM

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I think its a reboot.

May 6, 2015 at 9:02AM

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Olufemi Bamigbetan
Director of Photography, Web Enthusiast and Animation buff
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I think its not a reboot

May 6, 2015 at 6:54PM

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It's technically a sequel, but they have described it as more of a "revisit" to the original. It's a sequel is the sense that it does happen after Thunderdome, but it's a little more complicated. Think of it like how James Bond keeps coming back as different actors. The James Bond films aren't really reboots, but are continuations to the story, yet they have different actors playing the same character for 60 years. Same idea is being applied here.

May 16, 2015 at 4:00PM

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This movie will take the theaters by storm. Seen them all. The first one introduced the movie world to Mel Gibson. I can hardly wait.

May 6, 2015 at 1:35PM, Edited May 6, 1:35PM

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William Scherer
Writer/Director/Producer/Fine Art Aerial Photography
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Damn although It seemed chaotic behind the scenes while shooting, I'm sure it was controlled. Cool.

May 6, 2015 at 6:16PM, Edited May 6, 6:16PM

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Dantly Wyatt
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top 10 highest grossing movies of all time?

May 6, 2015 at 6:59PM

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Not Likely. It's R rated.

May 7, 2015 at 2:01PM, Edited May 7, 2:01PM

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Josh Paul
Most often DP, Direct or Gaff
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Teal and Orange man. This is going for the big bucks!

May 7, 2015 at 8:38PM

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Looks so dope. Cant wait to see this in full res. The alexa just looks like a damn beast.

May 7, 2015 at 11:25AM, Edited May 7, 11:25AM

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Kyle Lamar
Director Producer DP
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In the first video at 1:44 what's the name of that steadycam right with the camera mounted in a rotating pole platform?

May 9, 2015 at 5:29PM

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Isaac Alonzo
Photographer / Cinematographer
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Looks like an AR Revolution.

May 16, 2015 at 4:11AM

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Daniel Mimura
DP, cam op, steadicam op
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