VIDEO: The Making of The Ellcrys

MTV has released a new behind the scenes look at how they built the massive trunk of the Ellcrys tree on set forĀ The Shannara Chronicles. In the video, they explain how each leaf on the tree represents a demon, and when the leaves begin to fall, this means a demon has been freed from the Forbidding.

Production designer Rob Gillies talks about how they built several small models of the Ellcrys and then once they’d decided which design they were going with, they sliced the model up and then reproduced each slice in large-scale to create the Ellcrys.