Mark Goellnicht

Optimo Spherical
Film Mad Max : Fury Road

Mad Max : Fury road

Director

Georges Miller

Cinematographer

John Seale ASC

Shot with

Optimo 15-40

Mark Goellnicht « Mad Max : Fury Road »

“There were no issues with the optics of the lenses during the entire shoot which is a testament to the quality build of the Optimo Zooms.”

Steadycam Operator Mark Goellnicht on Mad Max Fury Road

“The production on the film spanned about 7 months in the harsh conditions of Namibia and South Africa back in 2012 and pickups in Sydney in 2013. We used the 15-40 Optimo zoom as the workhorse on both the Steadicam Cameras and on the handheld Arri Alexa M cameras. I have to say that zoom range suited the look that George Miller was after with the shots in and around the war rig vehicles. He particularly liked the camera to be close to the actors to make the audience feel like they are actually there and the wider focal length zoom lenses could deliver that in a compact housing without multiple lens changes in the dusty and rough terrain we were constantly shooting in. There were no issues with the optics of the lenses during the entire shoot which is a testament to the quality build of the Optimo Zooms. ”

Mad Max : Fury Road
by Georges Miller
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