‘Outlander’: How that final scene with Claire and Jamie became filmed

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Warning: This article contains spoilers from Sunday’s episode of Outlander, “First Partner.” Read at your individual risk!

It became each and each an huge — and unhappy — behold on the stay of Sunday’s episode of Outlander: Claire and Jamie standing on sea trek, searching at how smugglers have stolen off with their sweet Younger Ian.

And all it took became a easy flying digicam!

“We did that with a drone and hovered it in front of them,” government producer Matthew B. Roberts tells EW. “And then we pulled it assist as rapid it would possibly well actually per chance well as it went out to sea.”


The shot became intended to connect the rising distance between the couple (played by Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) and Ian (John Bell), who became kidnapped while trying to retrieve Jamie’s hidden like that’s wanted to pay off Laoghaire. Ian is taken by a band of smugglers to the Bruja, a mighty ship that whisks the teenager away to parts unknown. And while the three-masted ship seemed impressive in the scene, it’s in actuality a laptop-generated picture courtesy of visible effects supervisor Richard Briscoe (Iron Man 2, Batman Begins).

Briscoe filmed a “million angles” of a actually finest ship that sits in a water tank at Cape City Studios in South Africa, explains Roberts. Then he dropped the image of the ship into a computerized ocean to double as the Bruja. Instantaneous smuggling boat!


While you suspect that that sounds excessive-tech, marvelous wait till you be conscious the impending episodes. That’s actual, Sassenachs: You’re about to leer what the solid and crew did with all that time in South Africa earlier this year. But dinna think it became a fun-in-the-sun vacation from Scotland.

“Let’s marvelous stammer Outlander would be more uncomplicated if it were a pleasurable existing and Claire became a attorney,” Roberts tells EW, smiling. “Or per chance she became a doctor and marvelous labored in a clinical institution and kept going assist to the clinical institution, ? Then we would possibly per chance well flee the fable through one region. But right here, we lend a hand it on the switch constantly. That’s what makes our jobs so indispensable more no longer easy because we want to construct it look real, ? We don’t want to interrupt the dream for viewers.”

Are attempting to discuss more about episode Eight? Tune into Outlander Live! on Monday at noon ET on EW Radio, Sirius XM one zero five. Nell Hudson, who plays Laoghaire, will most likely be our guest!

And put collectively yourselves for more Outlander in EW! We’ll initiate our next quilt on Friday, Nov. 10.

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