March 23, 2013 at 07:22
The structure of this episode was both heavily character centric and procedural. We set out to create a very unique creature, the likes of which we havenít ever come across before. We did this with the intention of exploring the possibilities of our visual effects this time around. This is not to say that any of our other creatures are less unique, or that visual effects has ever been in any way lacking, but we really had a lot of free rain here. A lot was written in that gave our visual effects crew the opportunity to create some truly gnarly stuff. We also got to introduce the Hexenbiest Frau Pech played by Mary McDonald-Lewis, who also happens to be our Portland based dialect coach. Mr. Sandman allowed us to play with the true-life phenomena of individuals that have lost their eyesight but subsequently experience a heightened state of their remaining senses. It has been important for us to consistently build Nick up as a force to be reckoned with, and his run in with the Jinnamuru Xunte did just that.