CGI and Practical Visual Effects of Mad Max: Fury Road

By , posted 1 June 2015

You can probably blame George Lucas' overly CGIed Star Wars prequels for the current resurgence of 'real world' effects in major films. J.J. Abrahams has made a big deal of it in his first foray into the Star Wars universe, but veteran director George Miller has also created some stunning visuals for Mad Max: Fury Road using similar techniques. Unsurprising, when you consider that the original Mad Max films were made without the benefit of CGi.

In an excellent piece over at FX Guide, Ian Failes takes an in-depth look at how some of the most stunning visuals were achieved blending in camera action with CGI.

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