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Mad Max Fury Road - The Doof Guitar
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Published: October 11, 2015
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This is a photo of me doing some final tuning up of "The Doof Guitar " as see in the Mad Max Fury Road film. This guitar was played by "the Doof Warrior" ie ..Iota. ontop of a crazy 6 wheeled boombox vehicle it is a fully working totally sick double necked flamethrower guitar.
Michael Ulman was the original sculptor of the guitar my job was to take his sculpture and make it work in the movie..
So i took Michaels sculpture and made it able to play and to shoot flames as you see in the film.

It is a great example of the kind of collaborative work I do for my job.
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pythor62's avatar
why didnt they make more guitars, like a prop for collectors, cause i will KILL for one of these crazy guitars, i wonder where it is now
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deafmusic|Professional Artisan Crafter
In the shot in the film where the truck finally crashes the guitar flies towards the camera..
It looks like a CGI shot but it was done on a green screen on a bungee and the guitar got pretty smashed up doing take after take. I'm sure its in its case i built for it, in storage waiting for the next films.. :)
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Eserel's avatar
I can't believe I found you online by accident! I have to say, I love everything you made for this movie. Perfect!
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deafmusic|Professional Artisan Crafter
Why Thankyou!!  I'm glad you like the look of the film.
It was great fun to work on.. I like the look too, which is not always the case with everything you make as a commercial artist..
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Toonwatcher's avatar
I love the fact that they actually made a flamethrower guitar for this movie.
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deafmusic|Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad they did too.. Firelite-photo 
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TWISTEDFREAK666|Hobbyist General Artist
THATS AWESOME!
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yakonusuke|Professional Digital Artist
Damn, amazing that it's all fully working! Awesome work, Matt!
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deafmusic|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Yakonsuke!!! It was great fun doing it..
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SirNerdly| Digital Artist
Oh man that's wicked. I finally saw the film a few days ago and that guy was kickass.
Really clever role in the movie as well.

Nice prop.
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deafmusic|Professional Artisan Crafter
Best prop i have ever made!!! Fully Sick!! I agree I love how the doof warrior does not even really care whats going on around him  he just wants to play electric guitar and smash out some tunes... Does not give one fuck about the events around him. Great character. George Miller is a genius. haha
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MeaslyMender's avatar
Wait that thing actually plays music? That's awesome!
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deafmusic|Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes George Miller the director wanted everything in that movie to work for real.. minimal special effects.. :)
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