Budget cuts are the reason that Mad Max: Fury Roadif.com.au reports. George Miller’s labor of love already suffered a nearly two-year delay due to uncooperative weather conditions in Australia, which presumably ate up a sizable chunk of the budget. Something had to give, and unfortunately the 3D cameras didn’t make the cut.
The crew, which is currently filming in Namibia, was also concerned about how the 3D equipment would cope with the harsh environment and fast-paced action scenes (glad to hear there will be plenty of those). The decision was made to shoot on a range of digital 2D cameras and convert the footage to 3D in post-production.
Unfortunately, post-conversion is still considered the lazy, ugly and slightly stupid brother of proper 3D (Clash of the Titans - we’re looking at you!). It does, however, have the potential for greatness, as any of the millions of you who saw The Avengers will know. This is certainly a blow for Mad Max: Fury Road, but with Tom Hardy as Max and Charlize Theron as the formidable Furiosa, the movie still has a lot going for it.
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