“300” by Fox Studios Australia

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  • Fox Studios Australia


    Zack Snyder’s feature film “300” is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.

    A Warner Bros film, “300” is based on the acclaimed, epic graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City), which it brings to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this historic tale.

    Animal Logic provided visual-effects art direction for the stylized look of “300” and created all of the shots for an epic, eight-minute battle scene in which the 300 Spartans first battle the Persians. The entire sequence was shot on blue screen. Only two shots of 176 had practical sets, and those sets were rotoscoped out and replaced with CG sets. For most shots, the team created CG sets and added digital doubles and crowds, skies, water, blood splatters and spurts, wounds, CG arrows, and spear tips.


    Shake and Maya

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    Full credits: movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809262865/cast

    Visual Effects: Animal Logic

    Visual Effects Supervisor: Kirsty Millar

    Visual Effects Producer: Chad Malbon

    CG Supervisors: David Dally, Andrew Jackson

    Digital Artists: Sotiris Bakosis, Tom Bardwell, Kevin Blom, Paul Braddock, Clinton Downs, Edmond Engelbrecht, David Hansen, David Hyde, Nick Lines, Tristan North, Ian Watson, Jason Williams, Lindsay Adams, Vaughn Arnup, Tony Cole, Julia Egerton, Jason Hawkins, Jennifer Herbert, Craig Rowe, Adam Teale, Eric Vidal

    Matte Painters: Evan Shipard, Nicole Mather

    Visual Effects Coordinators: Jayne Herrmann, Danielle Rubin

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