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300 Style Effect

Posted: Thu, 26th Jul 2007, 9:20pm

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I was hoping someone out there would do a really nice 300 style grade, I know there are two presets out there, but it seems that they aren't really what it should be. If anyone has tips to help me it would be great, or if someone has a preset that looks solid I would love it. Thanks.
Posted: Thu, 26th Jul 2007, 10:27pm

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The look of "300" was more then just clever grading. I seriously doubt you can achieve anything of nearly that quality just with a grading preset.

You'll need clever lighting, good compositing to stylish mattes AND clever grading.
Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 3:58am

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This is very true, however I have seen some very impressive grades over footage shown here:

Ignoring the tut itself and focusing on the grade over it I was very impressed. I emailed Andrew Kramer and am waiting on a response, I was just curious if anyone could get close to this effect. I admit I am rather bad at making my own grades, I never really focused on it.
Posted: Sat, 28th Jul 2007, 3:49pm

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The look in 300 is very interesting. It mainly comes from the lack of most colors, but then specific colors really look out. I think they colorized some of it. But the main thing was the bluescreen. They created 3d art and that was their backrounds. The only real thing you could do to grade it would be the after grade. After you desatureate colors and resaturaet some. The aftergrade would be like contrast, noise, ect.

I tried to use the 300 look, but it never showed up in my visionlab studio. I uploaed the preset about 10 times, but I don't know.

I guess in your movies you should try to create a new style that everyone wants to copy. Good luck.
Posted: Tue, 29th Jan 2008, 12:52am

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Actually there was one created here, you just have to look around a bit.
Posted: Wed, 6th Feb 2008, 3:50pm

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I just created this.