As the season three premiere inches closer, (177 days!) the Making Game of Thrones blog continues to receive updates. There have actually been two posts since our last MGoT report.
First, the most recent post highlights the crew in Belfast’s reaction to the recent Emmy wins.
On both nights, Twitter and Facebook were alive with updates from crew members who stayed up to the early hours in Belfast as news of the awards came in, with texts and emails flying when our winning departments were announced. The first person back in the office after the Creative Arts ceremony was Adam Chazen, a VFX Co-ordinator who came straight from the airport to the office, Emmy® statue in tow. He was greeted with a front door festooned with pictures from the awards shows, pulled from the internet and press coverage by the girls of the production office, and a few shots emailed over by some of our nominees.
The previous post is an interesting interview with Thrones storyboard artist William Simpson.
You’ve worked on a lot of different projects – what would you say is unique to working on Game of Thrones?
A lot of the projects that I’ve worked on have been films, so one director, one film. With this, each episode is like a film, with a different director. It can be a challenge to work for all five directors, all on different scripts at the same time, with changes to the scripts coming in all the time. When I do storyboards I try and get the energy into the images, maybe it’s left over the comics, but for me it’s important that when I director shows it to a camera man or a DOP they get a sense of the nuance, the feel of the shot. Sometimes that can be difficult if you have so little time.
Winter Is Coming: I like that MGoT is active once again. The updates give us something to talk about. Hoping they release more interesting photos this year than they did last year though. It doesn’t have to be character photos, but some cool or unique props or sets would be welcome.