I recently had the pleasure of watching “Mad Max: Fury Road” in theaters last week and was completely blown away. I can’t remember the last time a movie impacted me the way that this one did. The cinematography, editing, visual effects, and color were all outstanding. I left completely inspired. I had been saving articles and videos that I wanted to study after watching the film and I finally just made my way through them all. I figured I’d share my favorites here for anyone who’d be interested.
One of the most insightful pieces was a two hour talk with John Seale and David Burr. These two experienced veterans give a behind the scenes look at all the hard work that went into the production of the film and bringing George Miller’s vision to life.
My personal favorite was a fxguide podcast with vfx supervisor Andrew Jackson and colorist Eric Whipp (for obvious reasons). It was really interesting to hear Mr. Whipp’s approach on such a massive undertaking.
Lastly, I found this video very interesting from an editing aspect. The concept is pretty simple: keep the action centered on quick edits so the focal point is solid. Seeing it laid out in front of you is quite powerful.