War Rigs: The tech used to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road
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War Rigs: The tech used to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road

The desert storm scene was one of the largest CG contributions in Fury Road - final composite. Photo courtesy of WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC

Centered on the namesake character created more than thirty five years ago, Mad Max: Fury Road is the latest chapter in a tetralogy that follows survivors in a post-apocalyptic wasteland as they struggle to survive despite ever-dwindling resources. With more than 150 vehicles used in the production of Fury Road, the narrative is built around an extended car chase following the titular Mad Max Rockatansky as he attempts to escape the clutches of warlord Immortan Joe and his evil gang of War Boys through a vast desert.

Read our Q+A with some of the film's visual effects masterminds as we go into more detail about the technologies employed on Fury Road, including the use of still cameras and still photography techniques.

Discussions follow with Andrew Jackson, overall VFX Supervisor on Fury Road for production house Kennedy Miller Mitchell, who co-produced the film with Village Roadshow Pictures, as well as Tom Wood, VFX Supervisor at Australian post production facility Iloura, and Dan Bethell, who worked on set in Namibia during the filming as 2nd Unit VFX Supervisor and later as CG Sequence Supervisor at Iloura.

Still in theaters now, Mad Max: Fury Road will be released to Blu-ray on September 1st. Warner Bros, who distributed Fury Road, has also announced a compilation box set for release the same day, the 'Mad Max 4-Film Blu-ray Anthology', that will include all four Mad Max movies, a trading card set and an additional documentary on the legacy of Mad Max. It's now available on Digital HD.