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Beginning this February, Game of Thrones: The Exhibition will embark on an international tour, allowing fans to snap a selfie with the Mountain's sword, see the stitching on Margaery's bridal gown from the Purple Wedding, and look a dragon in the eye, among other opportunities. The exhibit will showcase over 70 original artifacts used on set from Seasons 1 through 4, plus select never-before-seen pieces from Season 5.+
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.+
For one week this month, fans can cozy up next to the biggest fire the North has ever seen… on the biggest screen they've ever seen. The final two episodes of Season 4, "The Watchers on the Wall" and "The Children" will be digitally remastered into the immersive format, making Game of Thrones the first television series to be showcased in IMAX® theaters.+
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.+
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.+