Fun with Videos: Boardwalk Empire’s Special Effects

Boardwalk Empire VFX Breakdowns of Season 2 from Brainstorm Digital on Vimeo.

Did you know that actor Jack Huston–who plays Richard Harrow, the disfigured war veteran who does Jimmy Darmody’s bidding on Boardwalk Empire–doesn’t actually have a mangled face in real life? It’s true! Here’s an entertaining before-and-after video that highlights the use of CGI and other post-production special effects on the HBO show. (And just in case you were wondering, Steve Buscemi‘s character isn’t a computer-generated image; he always looks like that.)