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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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Sabotaged by the Sea
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Sabotaged by the Sea

Sabotaged by the Sea

Day 52: Today we film in beautiful Murlough Bay. We're shooting on a rock-strewn beach. The jagged coast of Scotland beckons 11 miles in the distance, across a blue sea. Everything is set for a gorgeous day on GoT...

Yet, as the saying goes, time and tide wait for no man. On the North Coast in autumn, not only don't they wait, they rush in like dry land is going out of style.

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Sabotaged by the Sea