I Can't Believe How Much Of Mad Max: Fury Road Isn't CGI

Part of the hype for Mad Max: Fury Road's incredible action scenes was the fact that minimum CGI was used, that everything was built and shot, with CGI mainly being used for touch-ups and contrast changes.

I understood that was part of the mythos around why the movie became such an instant classic.

But when you see it action. When you watch the un-CGI'd footage of the movie. Damn. How did no-one die during the making of this movie. Holy shit.

This is amazing. This movie is amazing. I need to go home and watch this all over again.


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    How about you link the 30 minute behinds the scenes as well? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKAHGwCyamc

    It makes me proud to be Australian, frankly.

    The practical stunts were just mind blowing. Best movie of 2015.

    Very disingenuous description and frankly disrespectful to all my mates in VFX who worked on that film. They shot a tremendous amount of fantastic real footage, but created an equal amount digitally and worked every single shot. They did such a great job you don't notice/don't realise its cg.
    Iloura breakdown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB3tdMDRQBc
    Fantastic breakdown on why great cg isn't noticed
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL6hp8BKB24

    Last edited 12/09/16 3:00 pm

      Agreed. Didn't have the privilege of working on Fury Road but have worked on other VFX-heavy films (yes, despite what you hear, Fury Road was definitely a VFX-heavy film) and it frustrates me how people claim that CGI and VFX are ruining cinema while completely falling for, without exaggeration, 99% of digital effects.

      VFX is every bit the craft that SFX is and just as much love, care and ingenuity goes into it, but for whatever reason, SFX is highly regarded and VFX is considered a cheap cop out. Annoys me, especially considering that there are some big name VFX vendors and a growing VFX industry here in Australia.

      Came here to say exactly the same, nothing gets me more angry than filmmakers who rely so heavily on the sweat of FX artists touting how much they do things "for real".

      Well... actually that's not true. People who say VFX has ruined movies and how they're the "easy way" to do things, disgusting disrespect for the amount of hard work and talent that goes into them.

      Good on you for the links, glad to see people get the recognition they deserve (make no mistake the VFX work on Mad Max nearly killed a lot of people long after the stunts were over)

    I like how it's now called "Practical Effects". When, right up until the '90s it was just "Special Effects".

    Can we just appreciate the stuntmen GODDAMN GOING AT LEAST AT 60K/PH HANGING ON THESE POLES THAT WOBBLE BACK AND FORTH ABOVE THE GROUND

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