Mad Max: Fury Road marks the first time that veteran cinematographer John Seale (Dead Poets Society, Rain Man) has shot digitally. Seale embraced not only the format, but the treachorous shooting conditions of the action film.
I’d shot plenty of film-negative films in deserts and jungles under severe conditions, but never digital, Seale tells Definition Magazine. “So I was a bit worried, but I had a fantastic crew of people who had done that…had worked with digital cameras in jungles, deserts, dry, heat, wet, moist, whatever. They were ready and put together full precaution kits of rain covers, dust covers and even heat covers to take the heat off the cameras in the middle of the day.”
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