I have heard via a reliable source that they are filming the prologue today somewhere in Northern Ireland. This seems to be supported by the fact that Jamie Campbell Bower tweeted about waking up early this morning (about 5 AM Belfast time). Presumably he was up this early because he needed to travel from Belfast to wherever the shoot will be. Julia Frey also had an early morning tweet.
With the knowledge that they are shooting the prologue outdoors in Northern Ireland, I wonder what this means about having snow in the scene. A quick check of the typical NI climate in late Oct reveals that snow is very rare. Will they use fake snow? Or perhaps they just will forgo having snow in the scene altogether?
In addition to today’s location shoot, we’ve heard from two extras that have been called to another outdoor location. WiC regular Rimshot has been called to be a ‘Stark servant’ for a location shoot on Nov. 4th. Also Westeros forum poster Ace Jones has gotten the call to be a ‘Baratheon guard’ while they film at a castle on Nov 5th. It seems likely that these two days of filming will probably occur at the same location. With (at least) one of the days of filming taking place at a castle and requiring Baratheon guards, it most likely means they will be filming the King’s arrival scene.
Either way, it looks like the Paint Hall is going to be used much less than people originally thought. From the looks of it, only interiors will be shot on a set in the Paint Hall. All the exterior scenes have, so far, been shot outside.
I don’t expect there to be many reports today, but if there are, I will update this post.
UPDATE: I’ve heard a report that the filming today is happening in Tollymore Forest Park. Tollymore looks to be a relatively short drive from Belfast, so the location seems to make sense.