Game of Thrones DP Leaks Details on Game of Thrones Season 7
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Game of Thrones is about to get a lot more epic.
The show's Emmy-nominated Director of Photography, Robert McLachlan said in an interview that the upcoming season of Game of Thrones will have even more "show-stopping episodes" than usual this year.
"Season seven is going to be fantastic. We did a show-stopping, pretty epic scene in Europe just before I came back, and it's really going to be great," McLachlan stated.
Truly epic episodes like "Battle of the Bastards", "Hardhome", and "Blackwater" have become a hallmark of the show. These action set-piece intensive episodes have been made sparingly, however.
McLachlan though has revealed that the number of epics is only going to increase in season seven.
"I think you're going to see, whereas before, we'd have one or two show-stopping major episodes per season - this season, probably at least half of them are whoppers," McLachlan confirmed.
Despite the reduced number of episodes for the upcoming season, Game of Thrones is only going to ramp up in intensity. The HBO juggernaut is clearly going for quality over quantity in season seven.
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Although the next season will have seven episodes instead of the usual ten, Mclachlan has stated that the producers will have the same budget as always so each episode will be even more "jaw-dropping than ever before."
"They're not going to disappoint," he affirmed.
McLachlan who is in charge of lighting and frame composition revealed that his work for the year is finished.
"I wrapped up just before Christmas, and then they did some CG component work and some green screen work in the new year, after I'd had to come back for Ray Donovan," he added.
If previous epics are any indication, the penultimate season of Game of Thrones should be one to remember.
Season seven of Game of Thrones premieres July 16th.