In somewhat over a month, Game of Thrones is again, and whereas HBO is not about to allow us to have any spoilers, they’re taking a while to highlight the staff that made the present occur.
In a behind-the-scenes video launched Monday underneath the “Inside Game of Thrones” banner, HBO highlighted the huge prosthetics staff which made the sequence come to life, particularly Prosthetics Designer Barrie Gower, who first joined the present in Season four and whose job has grown exponentially since then.
According to Gower, when he started work on the sequence, there have been six wights to design and apply prosthetics for. That means weeks of designing and constructing, hours with actors in make-up chairs, after which much more hours on set ensuring every thing stays in place. It wasn’t a small job, however then the sequence’ fantasy parts simply saved rising, including extra wights, extra White Walkers, the Children of the Forest, and even a large who was closely showcased within the sixth season.
By the time Season eight got here round, Gower and his staff have been pushed to their most capability.
“So each year it’s got bigger and bigger and bigger, to the point now with Season 8 we’re sort of maxing numbers about the 70 or 80 mark on set, and in the workshop we usually have a team of about 50 people,” Gower mentioned. “It’s a big department to manage. I think we’re very fortunate to have accumulated a really talented sort of pool of prosthetic people.”
Gower additionally talked in regards to the “daunting” prospect of shifting on to different issues after years of labor constructing the varied creatures that populate Game of Thrones. Like everybody else on the sequence, he is unhappy to see it depart, however prepared to indicate the world what his staff put collectively for the finale.
“I think it’s probably scary for a lot of folk, because we’ve just become part of this incredible family,” he mentioned. “The end is nigh, but I think it’s gonna be a big end.”
Game of Thrones returns April 14.