BEHIND THE SCENES: What You Can Learn About How ‘Game Of Thrones’ Handles Its Prosthetics1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
In a recent behind-the-scenes video, Game of Thrones‘ Prosthetics Designer, Barrie Gower, talks extensively about what goes into making the faces on Game Of Thrones work.
“I don’t think people are quite aware of how extensive [the prosthetics process] is…It’s such a complex department, and the build that goes into these things is quite time-consuming.”
Doing full masks for the characters is an arduous process that involves each actor coming into the studio to have molds taken of their face and head. Actors like Vladimir Furdik, who plays the Night King, has to spend a lot of time getting his face and horns applied in the makeup chair. Each piece is made especially for his head and has to be fitted the right way.
Still, all this hard work is definitely worth it. Gower is incredibly proud of everything it brings to each scene. “It’s lovely to see all our hard work and all these things we’ve built, actually make it to the screen a the end of the day.”
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