Chicago Med Shows Off Realistic Surgical Effects In This Behind-The-Scenes Clip
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How does Chicago Med achieve the look of realistic surgeries on screen? These convincing medical visuals are all thanks to the team’s amazing special effects skills. In this behind-the-scenes clip, Steven Weber, aka Dr. Dean Archer, and Jessy Schram, aka Resident OB-GYN Hannah Asher, walk us through exactly how the special effects team created what looks like a shockingly realistic patient in surgery.
The special effects team began by making a mold of actor Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield’s face, then used that for reference to create a realistic, life-size replica of her. That replica was then used to depict the doctors of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center performing surgery on her in the episode — all while she was safely far away from any operating table.
“This is a facsimile of our actor, Jacquelin,” Steven explains in the clip. “[The replica] has heft and weight, and amazing detail in the eye — eyebrows and eyelashes, and a mouth that can open so that it can get intubated.” He goes on to show how the lower half of the replica opens to reveal the operating area: her sigmoid colon. Looks intense, but remember — it’s all the magic of special effects.
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