I know, you are probably getting really sick of us cramming Mad Max: Fury Road down your throat. Well, I’m sorry to say that we are in no way sorry for doing so. If you’ve seen it, you know why. If you haven’t, you are just being stubborn at this point. While we have been praising the film for its use of practical stunts and effects, this does not mean there were not computer effects used. It’s 2015; that’s nearly impossible these days. What the movie did, though, was use the digital effects in a way that truly enhanced the practical effects and set pieces in a more stylized manner. FX Guide has offered a new look at the finished visuals, compared to the raw footage taken from George Miller’s six months of shooting in the Namibian Desert, which show the various effects and environments their visual effects supervisor, Andrew Jackson, created for the film.
Some shots and scenes are pretty obvious even from just seeing the film. Things like the immensely towering stature of The Citadel, or the massive Toxic storm into which Furiosa leads the chase, were not going to be able to be done practically. The more surprising comparisons come in shots such as the War Rig driving though the canyon the dirt bike jumpers dwell in being shot in a flat desert and the canyon being entirely built with digital effects. It is also quite cool to see Miller dip back into filmmaking techniques from even before the original Mad Max by shooting day-for-night during the showdown with The Bullet Farmer.
Check out the gallery below for some comparisons, and check out even more at FX Guide’s original story. Then be sure to also leave a comment below telling us why you love this movie as much as we do!