If you didn’t see 300 yet – go and see ASAP. Not much of a plot (Persians want to rule the Spartans, some naked girl is mumbling, and from that point onward – dead Persians, dead Persians, dead Persian horses, dead Persians, dead elephants, and some dead Greeks), but if you watch the film as an artistic venture, it is very impressive. Not only the colors are amazing, but also some special effects create a whole new experience. They make it look like Alexander on Crack (as Deb use to say)
I came across Dan Masquelier’s blog the other day, and saw something pretty neat – he remade some of the action and color effects in 300 on his own.
here is an example:
His site has longer portions of this clip, as well as other cool DIY effects.
Dan used affordable editing and effects software (Adobe After Effect and Sony Vegas), and got an amazing look and effect. This is another aspect of democratization of content creation, where the only thing stopping people from creating quality content is their talent….