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Shivering for the Shot
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Shivering for the Shot

Shivering for the Shot

Day 77: From the bottom of a quarry, our VFX supervisor looks up at the ridge above us and shakes his head. As we all shiver in 4°C shadow, he's praying the sun won't rise over the ridge and bathe us in its loving warmth. Because we have some serious VFX elements in this scene and shadows are much easier to match than light. For VFX, hell isn't other people – it's the sunlight on their faces.

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Shivering for the Shot
More Observations From Set
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More Observations From Set

More Observations From Set

Day 64: As the poet says, stone walls do not a prison make. Nowhere is this truer than television. We may write a scene with a character held in a tiny cell, but actual production has its own demands. Whenever you see a character onscreen, know that – just out of sight, behind the camera, off the edge of frame – lurk dozens of crew. And monitors. And cameras. And myriad other equipment without which there could be no show.

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More Observations From Set
Costume Designer Michele Clapton Talks Hidden Messages in Metal and Outfitting an Army
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Costume Designer Michele Clapton Talks Hidden Messages in Metal and Outfitting an Army

Costume Designer Michele Clapton Talks Hidden Messages in Metal and Outfitting an Army

With Game of Thrones' Season 5 production well underway, costume designer Michele Clapton took a break from dressing Starks and Lannisters to participate in "Dressed to Kill: Arms and Armor From Medieval Knights to Game of Thrones," part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Spark Conversation Series.

Alongside artist Miya Ando and Pierre Terjanian, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Curator in Charge of the Department of Arms and Armor, Clapton discussed the unique and nuanced process of making armor for GoT. Below, you'll find Clapton's take on the many components she factors into her creative method.

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Costume Designer Michele Clapton Talks Hidden Messages in Metal and Outfitting an Army
Dothraki 101: Learn and Pronounce Common Expressions
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Dothraki 101: Learn and Pronounce Common Expressions

Dothraki 101: Learn and Pronounce Common Expressions

Looking for a conversation starter with your family this holiday season? Try speaking like a Dothraki horse lord. Linguist David J. Peterson recently released the conversational guide, Living Language Dothraki, designed to turn you fluent in fierce Dothraki warrior. Start practicing now with audio clips.

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Dothraki 101: Learn and Pronounce Common Expressions