Video Essay - Mad Max Color by Numbers

Jul 13, 2017

George Miller’s Oscar-winning Mad Max: Fury Road is on its way to becoming one of the most deconstructed movies of all time, we've posted at least two previous articles on this blog. Every month there appears to be a new application of the action movie or video essay breaking down one of its pitch perfect visual elements as reported in IndieWire. LookLabs lead colorist Jeff August says "when going for a distinct artistic look, your color palette is everything. This essay is great from the perspective of visually representing what you see with numbers - as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words." Check out this new video essay from Fandor and find out how the color grading was done in Miller’s endlessly thrilling dysoptic road movie.

To learn more about DFS and SpeedLooks, visit to see how easily you can achieve a great color finish on your next project