MAD MAX :FURY ROAD
For the feature film ‘Mad Max IV - Fury Road’ Pride Studios was engaged to develop a 3D camera system.
The brief was to develop a system that provided a fast and accurate set-up that did not interfere with the film making process.
The solution for this problem was to develop a system that used post convergence technology , and physically separate the cameras and their housings from the data processing units.
Pride Studios developed a robust and bullet-proof camera housing and control system to accomplish this.
The system was required to maintain precise tolerances that would withstand the rigors of operating in a hostile environment including ambient temperatures of up to 50C, thick dust, and high shock and vibration loads when mounted onto high speed tracking vehicles, cranes, and helicopters.
Including the post convergence solution allowed Pride Studios to design a compact and robust front end which facilitates mounting on various platforms and rigs for use in action sequences.
Comprehensive camera trialing and testing conducted at Broken Hill has proved that the system performs flawlessly.
* High strength lightweight (18 kilos) fully enclosed beam splitter and camera housing unit.
* Low profile alloy liquid cooling jackets for camera temperature control.
* Positive pressure air system for internal dust protection.
* Internal filter tray and beam splitter mounting.
* Dynamic Teflon seal on IO camera slide.
* Fully enclosed focus iris and polarizer adjustment.
* High flow air curtain built into matte box for dust protection on front glass.
STORM SURFERS 3D DOCUMENTARY
This production required an over slung hanging system for use on the stern
of a boat, used in filming big wave surfers.
The problem we were engaged in to solve was to design a mounting system and a portable forced air unit, to clear water splash from the protective glass on the front of the protective housing.