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‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ will be filmed in NSW, providing an estimated $350 million funding boost as Australia becomes a go-to Hollywood alternative

The blockbuster prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road” will be filmed in New South Wales, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced. The film, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Australia’s own Chris Hemsworth, will create some 850 jobs and pump $350 million into the local economy, Berejiklian said. Big-budget screen productions have flocked […]
‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ will be filmed in NSW, providing an estimated $350 million funding boost as Australia becomes a go-to Hollywood alternative
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How ‘The Mandalorian’ uses virtual sets over green screens

Virtual sets provide certain functions that green and blue screens may lack, such as providing realistic colours and reflections on metallic surfaces. A recent development to this technology applies Unreal Engine, a powerful video-game-creation tool that allows filmmakers complete control over the set and surrounding environment at a moment’s notice. […]
How ‘The Mandalorian’ uses virtual sets over green screens
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US industrial production tanks the most in 101 years amid factory lockdowns

US industrial production plummeted in April by the most since data collection began in 1919. Total production fell 11.2%, and manufacturing output declined a record 13.7% “as all major industries posted decreases,” the Federal Reserve said in a Friday release. Factory activity was one of the first economic areas to […]
US industrial production tanks the most in 101 years amid factory lockdowns