Being relatively new to CG and to Escape Studios I am still astounded by the standard of work that comes from our students. Despite studying Media Production at University, where I majored in Scriptwriting, I never knew the actual amount of effort that goes into creating CGI. It gives me a completely new perspective on everything that I watch in the cinema and at home on TV.
With that in mind, I, like so many others, waited with baited breath for the second series of Game of Thrones. After falling head over heels in love with the first series I was poised on the edge of my seat come Monday April 2nd. With a tiny amount of CG knowledge under my belt, I had a completely new insight.
For those of you that have not watched Game of Thrones yet, here is a brief snippet of what you have been missing.
Game of Thrones is based on the Song of Ice and Fire novels written by George R.R. Martin. I personally like to think of it as a sexier Lord of The Rings with a classic battle of good versus evil.
3 stories run simultaneously alongside each other and begin to intertwine as the Targayron, Stark and Baratheon families compete to reign supreme over the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the Iron Throne. Each lay their own personal claim to a stake in the Throne and is willing to fight to the death for it. Much like most families each has their own secrets that start to unravel as the series continues. At the same time The Men of The Night’s Watch guard the 300 mile long wall of ice from the anarchical wildlings and malevolent Others that reside north of the wall. Eventually we all know that something catastrophic is going to happen but the journey thus far has been spellbinding.
Putting aside the casual nudity, promiscuity and violence (which we all secretly love) the attention to detail is phenomenal, the script is superbly written, it hosts a fantastic cast and the filming locations are breath-taking. I have seen both episodes from the new series and am I yet to be disappointed. For those who are now interested you can check out Game of Thrones on Sky Atlantic on Mondays at 9pm.
We are trying to get our grubby little mitts onto some insider secrets so keep your eyes peeled for those…coming soon!!