Alright people let’s talk about THIS SHOT from Ultraman X The Movie:
Pretty sweet right? You wanna know what’s even cooler? HOW THEY DID IT
We start with this, a translucent plastic sheet that will soon be illuminated to create the sun effect:
Then they take this high power spotlight, put a red gel over it to give it the right color temperature, and shine it at the sheet:
Got our actors in their kaiju suits and the miniatures all set up- looks pretty good but WAIT HOLD UP
What in the Dickens is that?
It’s a HOT PLATE THAT THEY PUT IN FRONT OF THE LENSE TO GET THE HEAT WAVE EFFECT
IS THAT NOT THE COOLEST SHIT