Game of Thrones: Behind the Scenes with the Filmmakers

Mon. April 24| 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | S220

With its spectacular battles, giant dragons, reverberating hugs, and death winnowing storylines, season 6 of "Game of Thrones" ratcheted up the tension and raised anticipation for an eventual, epic series conclusion. The season was shot simultaneously by director/ cinematographer pairs rotating between stage and location (as is the custom), spotlighted a cast of hundreds and featured nearly 1900 visual effects shots. Learn how the filmmakers applied the "Game of Thrones'" naturalistic lighting style to new locations and storylines, how they chose to block and edit the emotional turning points, and how they harnessed postproduction to visually unify the footage. Learn how they blended practical photography with CG to create rule breaking yet believable scenes and how postproduction mastered for distribution worldwide. See some great footage and understand why, in 2016, Game of Thrones drew an amazing 25.1 million viewers across all major platforms.

Cinema projection technology provided by Christie

Produced in partnership with International Cinematographers Guild

Program: Creative Master Series

Registration Package: Conference Flex Pass or Session Pass

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David Geffner
Executive Editor
ICG Magazine


Bernadette Caulfield
Executive Producer
Jonathan Freeman, ASC
Director of Photography
Anette Haellmigk
Director of Photograhy
Greg Spence