Outlander is an expensive production to create. One of the Season 3 deleted scenes shows just how much effort can go into what seems like one simple scene.
When it comes to Outlander Season 3 deleted scenes that I agree with, this is one of them. The material was mostly filler, sharing information that we could believe Claire did offscreen. While the history will be interesting to many, this is when the books have the liberty of going into more detail. However, being a deleted scene, it makes it far more interesting.
The 3×06 scene shows Claire tell Jamie what happened to Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Battle of Culloden. For those who don’t know, this will certainly be informative and I urge you to do more digging later. But what you’ll want to do is look at the green screening around.
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Outlander is definitely an expensive production to create. The costumes themselves are expensive enough, but then you have all the visual effects on top of that. This scene shows you just now much actually goes into the visual effects to create the 18th-century look and feel.
Fortunately, this is in Edinburgh and there are parts of the Royal Mile that still look exactly like they did back in the 18th century. Yet there are many other modernization elements and Outlander takes everything out and uses a green screen to add the rest of the bits in.
It’s not surprising that the number of episodes is low. This isn’t just about the material, but keeping the costs as low as possible. There is always the books to go into far more detail when you want it.
What did you think of the clip? Are you surprised by the amount of green screening the actors have to work with? Share your thoughts below.
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