Movie News

Miller wants Happy Feet so decides not to shoot Mad Max in 3D

Movie News

Olivia Marne is a Melbourne-based University graduate and full-time publisher who joined Moviehole in 2011.

George Miller has reportedly scrapped plans to shoot “Mad Max Fury Road”, finally shooting in Africa this month, in 3D.

Rather than break his back carrying around lunky lenses, the Doc has opted instead to convert the film into 3D in post.

Inside Film reported earlier :

Miller was understood to have been developing new 3D cameras and rigs based on technology originally developed by Dalsa Corporation although there was some scepticism that an untried system would be able to withstand the tough desert conditions and extensive stunt work the film requires.

“We are doing 3D on Fury Road – we are shooting with real 3D cameras,” Miller said in July, 2010. “Seven years ago we were going to shoot in 3D but the technology in cinemas wasn’t geared for it then but I always loved 3D or stereo.”

Several films have been criticised by audiences and filmmakers for the quality of their 3D post-conversion although the standard of work is improving from the much-criticised Clash of the Titans in 2010.

Legendary cinematographer John Seale ASC ACS said extensive tests had been conducted on digital gear and Fury Road is now being shot with:

• 4 ARRI ALEXA Plus cameras (for standard sound shooting)
• 3 ARRI ALEXA M cameras (for the interior of trucks)
• 6 Canon 5D cameras (for stunt situations)
• 7 Olympus P5 cameras (as pure “crash” cameras).

The decision is another coup for ARRI which has gained extensive market share with the ALEXA. At NAB 2012 it unveiled the Plus 4:3 (which brings a Super 35 sensor to the ALEXA Plus) and the ALEXA M (an ALEXA effectively chopped in two, which allows highly flexible shooting such as in a helicopter).

Star Charlize Theron, however, will be shot in 4D – in order to sell more tickets.

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About OLIVIA MARNE

Olivia Marne is a Melbourne-based University graduate and full-time publisher who joined Moviehole in 2011.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

More in Movie News

ID4-620x400

Goldblum, Hemsworth join Independence Day 2

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015
beauty-and-thebeast-620x400

Stevens, Evans join Beauty and the Beast

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015
mr-holmes-ian-mckellen-854x510-1423104289

Mr. Holmes

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015
Limited edition Zuhair Murad Barbie doll recreates Blake Lively’s couture

Diablo Cody on Barbie writing duties

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015
selfless

Trailer : Self/Less

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015
littleboy

Trailer : Little Boy

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
biggame

Trailer : Big Game

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
redmayne

Redmayne, Vikander in The Danish Girl out November 27

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
avengers__age_of_ultron_wallpaper_widescreen_by_timetravel6000v2-d7v68l5-620x400

Trailer : Avengers : Age of Ultron

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015

Login

Lost your password?