For this particular Outlander story today, we’re taking a look behind the scenes! To be more specific, we are doing this thanks to a Guru Live event put on in conjunction with BAFTA Scotland this weekend. Many different people associated with the series, including Nina Ayers (Costume Designer), David Brown (Line Producer), Stuart Bryce (Set Decorator), Nick Heckstall-Smith (1st Assistant Director), Annie McEwan (Hair & Make Up Designer), Gary Steele (Production Designer), Ali Walker (Director of Photography), and Michael Wilson (Co Producer).
You can see some of the tweets below via NFTS Scotland (also behind the event) alongside production designer Barry Waldo. There is a lot of good stuff in here about what it actually takes to make the show as opposed to some of the things that you get to see and hear about in various interviews. For example, these tweets from the event give you a good sense as to how much work goes into location scouting for the show, including traveling out with a team to find some suitable spots for filming various scenes. Beyond that, this also gives you a good sense as to the involvement of author Diana Gabaldon, how collaborative the actors are with some of their lines, and then also the editing. One of the things that we actually did not know when it comes to the show is that there are two main edits that happen with the series, with one taking place in Scotland where the other coming in Los Angeles.
All of the behind-the-scenes details are fascinating to us and it’s with this in mind that we actually wish there were more panels like this all over the world. It’s just a different side to what happens making the show and the challenges that are faced on a day to day basis. Sometimes it’s a matter of finding the right costume. Other times, it’s about making sure the camera angles are right and the location can be properly transformed. By the time the actors arrive on set to do a scene, we have already seen countless hours of work poured into making it look and feel perfect for filming.
Remember that Outlander season 4 is going to air on Starz starting this fall. Production is going to continue in Scotland until June.
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