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Raleigh Studios

There are big things coming out of the little town of Senoia—like the most popular TV show in the history of cable, for example. That’s right, it’s shot at Raleigh Studios, about an hour’s drive south of Atlanta. We go behind the scenes and talk with the experts about what it takes to create the fictional world of The Walking Dead.

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    1. Why is it important for effects directors in highly physical media like television to understand anatomy and medical definitions?

    2. Although some critics don't like chroma key or movies that use a lot of "green screen," why might it be harder for an actor to do this type of acting versus the more traditional style?



    Katana: a traditionally made Japanese swords used by the samurai of ancient Japan

    Prop: an object that is used by a performer or actor or that is used to create a desired effect in a scene on a stage, in a movie, etc.

    Vegetarian: a person who does not eat meat

    Prosthetic: an artificial device that replaces a missing or injured part of the body

    Chroma key: also called a green screen, a filming technique that allows users to replace backgrounds which images of their choice

    Grip: a person who sets up equipment to support filming

    Medic: a person who does medical work

    EMT: (Emergency Medical Technician) a person who is trained to provide emergency medical services to patients who are being taken to a hospital

    Paramedic: a healthcare professional, mostly in the pre-hospital and out-of-hospital environment, and working mainly as part of emergency medical services (EMS), such as on an ambulance

    Silver Spoon: an English language expression claiming that a person was born into a wealthy family

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Special Thanks

Brandee Brooks, Tom Luse, Greg Nicotero, John Sanders, Tasha Wdowin, Graham ‘Grace’ Walker, Scott Tigchelaar, Raleigh Studios, AMC Film Holdings LLC and AMC’s The Walking Dead.

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