So I finally got around to watching one of the summer’s biggest movies, Mad Max : Fury Road. I wish I was able to see it in theaters just to take in the sheer scope of the visuals. It’s not the just the practical effects and stunts, but the color grading. It just really popped off the screen. Yes I’m geeking out of all these color grading. To see other examples of this watch The Lord of The Rings trilogy. There has been a lot of back and forth on what’s better; computer vs practical effects. I love both but I’d give the slight edge to computer. It’s not just about the tools, it’s how you use them at the right time. I’m sure every director has had to deal with that fine balance.
As a kid I vaguely remember the old Mad Max movies with Mel Gibson. I’ll need to go back and revisit them one day. One of the things I liked about Fury Road was the main villain, Immortan Joe. Visually with the half skull respirator mask, and white ghostly hair was just striking. It was like a cheap ass Darth Vader creation, but it worked for the film.
I’m looking forward to see how the future Mad Max films do. Kudos to George Miller.
Goof Notes: While this was done on my iPad, I notice some sluggish performance with keeping up with my painting. I had to split up the capture into 5 separate sessions. The under-drawing layer with the blue sketch layer, I accidentally layed on my grey blocking; Oops.