300: Rise of an Empire Breakdown By Scanline VFX

300: Rise of an Empire Breakdown By Scanline VFX

300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American period action film written and produced by Zack Snyder and directed by Noam Murro.

• Director: Noam Murro
• VFX by Scanline VFX 
• Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
• Release date: March 7, 2014

Scanline VFX delivered just over 700 shots for this film. Danielle Plantec & Bryan Hirota VFX Supervisor

Scanline VFX contributed quite a bit to this film, specifically:

  • In the prologue of the film: Greeks pushing the boat into the ocean, a tidal wave of blood, Spartans talking to Queen Gorgo on her ship
  • The scene on Artemesia’s ship where she beheads the Greek spy and tosses it overboard
  • The first ocean battle – « The circle battle »
  • The second ocean battle – « The fog battle », including the lead-in to the battle where Artemesia tosses general Bandari overboard
  • The scene where Themistokles is taken to Artemesia’s ship with the big moon
  • The third ocean battle – « The fire battle », including the post-battle section where Themistokles sinks into the depths and is attacked by the sea creature
  • The fourth ocean battle – « The final battle » including the so-called Horse Run.

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