It is being reported by Westeros that George R. R. Martin will be visiting the Game of Thrones set at the Paint Hall today. Based on reports we received last week, the scenes they are filming today are likely ones set at the Eyrie. Martin will supposedly be interviewed by local news media, so Belfast-area readers be sure to tune in to your evening news! Hopefully any videos will make their way onto the web for us less fortunate fans.
In other filming news, it sounds like there is filming at the Magheramorne quarry this week as well. It may even be going on concurrently with the filming at the Paint Hall. We’ve had reports of production trucks heading up that way and some of the Night’s Watch actors are apparently on set this week. Speaking of the Magheramorne set, Martin (not GRRM) has some interesting pictures of the set up on his Flickr account. Loving the rustic look of Castle Black.
They are filming in Malta this week also, as Eros Vlahos (Lommy Greenhands) has tweeted that he is leaving for Malta and will be gone for a week. Which could mean they are filming three separate scenes in three separate locations simultaneously. With three directors left to film the remaining episodes (it is believed that Brian Kirk has already completed filming his episodes) this is certainly possible. I wonder how David & Dan choose which of the shoots they will be monitoring though? I guess with GRRM on set, they would be at the Paint Hall. But what about when he’s not there?
Lastly, Variety is reporting that Thrones has added another director of photography, Matt Jensen. Jensen has worked with HBO before, as a d.p. on True Blood. His other credits include episodes of CSI, Numbers and The L-Word.