GAME OF THRONES Featurette Offers a Cool Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Impressive Makeup Effects
HBO has released an incredibly cool new behind-the-scenes featurette for the final season of Game of Thrones. The video puts the focus on the impressively awesome makeup effects that are created for the certain characters in the series to life like the White Walkers. It specifically focuses on the prosthetics process.
Prosthetics Designer Barrie Gower dives into the process and explains that most people are unaware of the length of time and the process that goes into creating, building, and applying these prosthetics.
They have a workshop that consists of around 50 people that are working on this aspect of the series, and it’s explained that after they are done applying the makeup, they have to stick around on set to make sure it stays on the actors!
Just an average prosthetic makeup, we usually say is like about four to six weeks to build. We have so many patient actors that sit in our chair for like four six or eight hours at a time, so by the time usually step on set to do a rehearsal we’ve already pretty much done a full day’s work. So then onto film and have our fun on set making sure everything’s not falling off for 12 hours.
It seems like it would be such a cool job to have, at the same time it does not look easy!
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Ian Whyte as the mighty Wun Wun the Giant from Game of Thrones. We had the pleasure of making Ian up over several seasons, a true gent! The makeup was sculpted by the always awesome Josh Weston. Application was handled over the years by Josh, myself and Victoria Bancroft-Perry. Andy Hunt sculpted his lovely hands and it was a big team effort creating his appliances. Art finishing was over seen by the fab Emma Faulkes. His foam under suit was expertly fabricated by Janet Burns. Wig courtesy of Alex Rouse and facial hair by Sarah Weatherburn. #wunwun #gameofthrones #giant #prosthetics #specialeffectsmakeup #ianwhyte #creature #got