Hannibal’s Blood

This week’s blog is from Shane Million, Hannibal’s special effects coordinator.

The Special Effects Department basically has to work with every department on the show. A lot of Set Decoration and Art Department cooperation is involved, to establish what gags we have to do and how we have to make them work. On Hannibal, we do a lot of blood spray, blood spatter, blood leaking and atmospherics, so we have to work with those other departments to make sure that the sets we’re spraying onto, whether on location or at the studio, are useable for clean up and multiple takes of a particular shot. We have to ensure we aren’t messing up any other department’s decorations.

It’s always a challenge trying to come up with the best way to incorporate our effects into the shot. Often, the filmmakers depend on camera angles to hide our rigs and stunt equipment. And since we were shooting in Toronto through the winter, the weather was constantly changing, so it’s a bit of a challenge to keep up with for any exteriors. For example, for continuity, making sure we have snow, or fixing or making new snow after it rains.

My favorite thing about my job is that it always changes. You’re always doing something slightly different, you’re never doing exactly the same thing. It’s always a challenge to come up with a new way to do a similar thing, in a different location, with a different aspect of doing it.

Fun fact: We’ve gone through about 15 gallons of blood on the show thus far.

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