A story about the Spartan heroic last stand against the Persian army in the Battle of the Thermopylae.
Working with another facility we created a multiplane 2D matte painting of the a bird's eye view of the few remaining Spartans surrounded by thousands of Persians.
Pic. 1: Final shot as it appears in the movie.
Pic. 2: The 2D multiplane matte painting elements including numerous layers of 2D soldiers we supplied. In addition to our
matte painting elements blue screen foreground people and background 3D soldiers were used in this shot.
Pic. 3: Detail of the painted Xerxes throne and the 2D painted soldiers surrounding it.