‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – Lash’s transformation blends practical and visual effects

Lash has been a formidable foe on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this season but no one expected him to be a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. At first, Lash seemed like a fully formed in Inhuman, but when Daisy (Chloe Bennet) saw Lash transform into a man, everyone began to wonder who he really was.

No one was prepared to discover that this violent Inhuman was really Melinda May's husband Andrew, played by Blair Underwood. The first time his transformation was shown on screen it looked terrifying. Blair's performance really made it seem like a monster was growing out of his body.

The video below features “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” visual effects supervisor Mark Kolpack, who is responsible for creating the seamless transitions Andrew experiences as he transforms into Lash. Blair Underwood joins him in the video and together they discuss the combination they've created of visual effects, practical effects, and performance capture.

“Agents of SHIELD” airs Tuesdays at 9/8C on ABC.