The Special Effects of SyFy’s The Expanse

Adam Savage goes behind the scenes of Syfy channel’s The Expanse, one of our favorite science fiction shows of the past year. At the offices of SpinVFX, Adam learns how digital effects artists work with the show’s directors to realize the breathtaking environments of this futuristic show.

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12 thoughts on “The Special Effects of SyFy’s The Expanse

  1. Wow a behind the scenes video that actually includes behind the scenes material instead of just playing a bunch of clips and hyping the show like the official Syfy “behind the scenes” promo.

  2. so, what we really need to do is get a vacuum chamber and blow stuff up at Martian pressure to see if it still generates a shockwave 😛

  3. Really excellent behind the scenes info. I enjoyed seeing the specific steps and how many people were involved in each.

  4. Even in a vacuum, an explosion will still appear to have a shock wave as the unburned propellant and exhaust gasses propagate outwards very quickly. Its not the same as a shock wave in an atmosphere though.

  5. It’s so good to see a behind the scenes with digital artists. I work in the game industry as a technical artist. It feels really good to see and hear fellow digital artists presenting themselves and shedding light on all the hard work they do. Elated fan and maker. Thank you so much for this content.

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