The Blood, Sweat & Tears of Building the Titanic...
Production of Titanic: Blood & Steel (TV Series)
The Making of "Titanic Blood and Steel"
This 8 minute video clip covers the making of the mini TV series "Titanic Blood
and Steel", with behind the scenes views and interviews with the key production staff and actors - well worth
Titanic Blood and Steel - TV Series Trailer...
Titanic Blood & Steel was produced by the De Angelis Group, headed by Andrea
Zoso (the Group's managing director). The executive producer of Titanic Blood and Steel is Guido De Angelis
(president of the De Angelis Group) and the Director is Ciarán Donnelly.
As with many modern film productions and TV series these days, Titanic Blood and
Steel is being co-produced with; RAI (Italy), Artists Studio (UK), Tandem Communications (Germany), Epos Films
(Ireland), Antena 3 (Spain), 3 Arts (USA) and CBC (Canada).
'Post Production' for Titanic Blood and Steel was masterminded at Windmill Lane
(Ireland), where the construction sequences were skilfully created using 3D modelling, animation and
compositing using over 25 computer workstations. The excellent visual effects were supervised by Julian Parry (see
below). Viewed via theBlu-ray option, Titanic Blood and
Steel sucks you into the drama of the Harland & Wolffe shipyard in Belfast.
Interviewed in IFTN (Irish Film & Televison Network), VFX ArtistCiaran Crowley responding
to a question about the different approach necessary for special effects surrounding a drama series said
"...in ‘Titanic: Blood and Steel’ you have the ship in all its different
build processes. You’ve got the gantries and you’ve got a lot of wide matte paintings showing Belfast. There are a
couple of those, along with a couple of Belfast street scenes. So there’s a smaller amount of assets to build and
texture even though there might be a lot of visual effects in the show. With ‘Titanic: Blood and Steel’ we were
kind of extending Ciaran’s vision. We actually built a sort of virtual shipyard and we were able to blow that wide
open for him." (read thefull interview here).