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Editor Margaret Sixel Culls 480 Hours of Footage into ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Director George Miller and editor Margaret Sixel talk to The Huffington Post about cutting Mad Max: Fury Road which was was made over the course of three years from over 480 hours of footage.

Says Miller, “In the old days, you had a very short time to get your crew out of there — the guy who starts the explosion has to get out of the explosion. Now we leave the cameras on. They have a chip that runs 40 minutes. You might only get three seconds of footage. There were massive amounts of footage. Margaret had to find two hours to make it work. Mad Max 2 had 1200 cuts. This has 2700 — and it’s not much longer. She’s got a low boredom threshold and she’s a big problem solver.”

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