All this week we’re featuring exclusive extracts from the articles in our latest issue – Cinefex 142, now available in both print and digital editions.
Today we’re looking at Mad Max: Fury Road. In this extract, stunt supervisor and action unit director Guy Norris describes the massive logistical operation behind the action-packed location shoot in Namibia:
“The desert base camp accommodated approximately 1,000 crew members. “It was a Western on wheels. It was like when John Ford would get together 40 riders and they’d spend three months filming in Colorado. We had 65 stunt people on location for nine months. On our biggest days, we had more than 150 stunt performers.
“We had our training base and gym in a factory in Walvis Bay, and when we rolled out to location it was like a military operation with different divisions — bikes, trucks and cars. Every morning I used a big whiteboard to brief the crew, drawing roadmaps and using Matchbox toys to show what we were going to do.”
Read the complete article in Cinefex 142, which also features Jurassic World, San Andreas and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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