Y2K Matrix Reloaded We Need Free Minds ESCFX t-shirt Large
Chest 21.5 in.
Length 29 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Hanes
This awesome shirt is from ESC Entertainment, the visual effects company responsible for bringing the amazing world of the The Matrix Reloaded to life in the early 2000s. The front of the shirt features the ESC logo while the back includes a portrait of Laurence Fishburne in his role as Morpheus with the quote "We need a few free minds". This shirt likely belonged to one of the crew members that worked on the visual effects for the film.
ESC Entertainment was born out of Manex Visual Effects, the company that was responsible for putting together the effects of the first Matrix film in 1999. They revolutionized the game with their highly influential development of bullet time. When production started on The Matrix Reloaded, Warner Bros. chose to give the contract for the movie to the newly formed ESC which was comprised of former Manex employees who had decided to branch off in the wake of Manex experiencing some financial woes.
While working on The Matrix Reloaded, the ESC team created a technique called "Universal Capture" that allowed them to store facial details and expressions that they could later use when creating virtual scenes. The algorithm for the process was written by the company's visual effects lead George Borshukov, and the process allowed them to create the fully realized virtual cinematography they needed to bring the Wachowski's complex vision for the film to life.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large