LAS VEGAS — The 2017 NAB Show (www.nab.org) will provide an inside look at the development of HBO’s popular Game of Thrones with a “Behind the Scenes With Filmmakers” session on Monday, April 24th. The panel is part of the Creative Master Series and is being produced in partnership with the Motion Picture Sound Editors.
Show producers and creative professionals will share insight into the series’ shooting styles and other unique methods used in filming the HBO hit. Bernadette Caulfield, executive producer; Greg Spence, producer; Anette Haellmigk, director of photography; and Jonathan Freeman, ASC, director of photography, will all participate in the panel, which is being moderated by David Geffner, executive editor at ICG Magazine. Collectively, the group will discuss bringing the Game of Thrones lighting style to new locations and storylines, how they chose to block and edit the show’s emotional turning points, and how they harnessed post production to visually unify footage that included a cast of hundreds and nearly 1,900 visual effects shots. In addition to showing footage from Season 6, the filmmakers will also discuss how they blended practical photography with computer graphics to create innovative scenes, and how post production mastered the content that is distributed to an audience of over 25 million across all HBO platforms.
“In addition to the challenge of adapting one of fiction’s greatest works for television, these creatives are responsible for creating spectacular battles, giant dragons, and rich environments that span the entire globe,” says Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president, conventions and business operations. “We’re proud to host this group of industry experts as they give us a behind the scenes look at how the award-winning universe of Game of Thrones is brought to life.”
The 2017 NAB Show will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 22-27. The Game of Thrones panel will take place from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in room S220.