SpeedTrees of the Future in Mad Max: Fury Road and Tomorrowland


The list of movies using SpeedTree in 2015 continues to grow with almost every opening weekend.  California studio WhiskeyTree has told us that they used SpeedTree in the upcoming retro-futurist film “Tomorrowland” starring George Clooney.  “Tomorrowland” is partially set in a parallel dimension where technological optimism has created a pristine vision of what our future could look like.  Judging from the trailers we expect to see a lot of SpeedTrees incorporated into Brad Bird’s (Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Up) vision of a bright and beautiful future city.   WhiskeyTree also reported that they previously used SpeedTree in the dystopian world of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1” (2014).

Mad Max: Fury Road” is hands-down one of our favorite movies that have come out this year and we were thrilled to find out that despite that it is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (filmed in Namibia) they used SpeedTree for the greenery.  SpeedTree often shows up where you least expect it in movies.  This is a testament to the quality of work done by the VFX studios as well as the Academy Award-winning quality of SpeedTree.  For a great example, check out Brainstorm Digital’s VFX reel for The Wolf of Wall Street which made extensive use of SpeedTree.