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Visual effects firm El Ranchito has released a visual effects breakdown of all of the hard work that went into transforming a desolate northern landscape into an epic battle. Typically, these videos released at the end of each season of "Game of Thrones" focus on minor additions and changes made to enhance scenes a viewer may otherwise not notice. In the case of "Hardhome", so much work went into a single scene, there is more than enough material to dive into. Aside from the obvious addition of hundreds of digital extras being inserted, the video highlights the major impact color correction, background painting, and the splicing of elements filmed separately all have on the scene becoming a cohesive whole. We actually get to see the effects process that went into my two favorite elements of this scene - the tracking shot of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) running through the courtyard »
- Michael Hindle
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik.
“This is my Randy Orton pose.”
Um…wow. Things…things really escalated quickly there. I mean, stuff got out of hand first. A lot of people died. And then those dead people got up to make more people dead. What do you mean we can’t talk about that first? The other plot lines?! They were good, but c’mon – White Walkers. Ok, ok…
Tyrion and Daenerys
Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) have finally met and the Imp is pitching himself as Khaleesi’s new advisor. Lord knows she needs one. Jorah’s (Iain Glen) been re-exiled to the non-friend-zone, Ser Selmy is dead and Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman)…can we not go onto the White Walker stuff yet? Fine.
Daenerys seems harsher in Tyrion’s company. »
- Oli Davis
Oceanstorm Films is getting set to produce another horror title. The film is called The Candy House. To be shot in Vancouver, B.C., this terrifying tale follows Josh and Allison. They experience an accident. And, an old woman, in an isolated house, promises to help. But first, they must make a sacrifice! The Candy House will star Ian Whyte (Prometheus), Sylvester McCoy and Jon Campling. Fans of horror can preview the film's concept poster here. The concept poster pays homage to an ancient German fairy tale. Little Red Riding hood appears to haunt the forest. With the tagline promising wolves: "in the battle between good and evil the wolf that triumphs in all of us - is the one we feed the most." Though, the film's storyline and title pay homage to another tale, "Hansel and Gretel." More will be revealed on this title as the film begins production, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Cameos, mistakes and in-jokes. We’ve trawled the Game Of Thrones season 4 DVD commentaries for what went on behind the scenes…
Warning: contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 4.
If you’re a busy Game Of Thrones fan who can’t find the spare ten hours required to re-watch season four with the accompanying disc commentaries, then we have your back. Gleaned from said audio tracks provided by the cast, crew and creators George R.R. Martin, Dan Weiss and David Benioff, is the below list of nerdy facts and anecdotes about the making of season four.
Granted, skip the commentaries and you won’t experience first-hand Peter Dinklage’s rendition of Let It Go from Frozen, a stream of filthy innuendo from Lena Headey, or the general sense of awe, adoration and good-natured mockery everyone who works on the show has for everyone else (“If only you could act, Peter »
4 items from 2015
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