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Game of Thrones Season 7 will have multiple showstopping episodes, says the show's cinematographer



Game of Thrones has been missing from our TVs for a long time now, with Season 6 having aired over a year ago. Game of Thrones Season 7 arrives late this year, with a little over a month left to go from now, on July 16th. Now, as we all know, the season has been getting all the hype it deserves, and then some more, and it’s only going to increase now. The latest bit of hype comes from the Cinematographer for the show Robert McLachlan, and he says that the next season will have some showstopping moments. Read on!

Robert McLachlan, who also serves as the cinematographer for HBO’s Westworld, recently talked about the series in an interview with Deadline, and of course, Game of Thrones was also discussed. When asked about Game of Thrones Season 7, Robert said :

“Season 7 is going to be fantastic. We did a showstopping, pretty epic scene in Europe just before I came back, and it’s really going to be great.

I don’t know the facts and figures, but they only did seven episodes this year, but I think their budget’s probably the same, so I think you’re going to see, whereas before, we’d have one or two showstopping, major episodes per season, this season, probably at least half of them are whoppers. They’re not going to disappoint.”


Talking about the difference in the process followed for Game of Thrones and his other projects, Robert noted :

“On Game of Thrones, with the huge vis effects component, everything is storyboarded for the bigger sequences ahead of time, and quite frankly, on the day, it takes a lot of the creativity out of lighting on the set. We had some storyboards for Westworld, for a couple sequences, but mostly we didn’t, and we almost never do for Ray Donovan, for instance.”

Westworld is filmed on actual film, instead of digitally, and Robert says that that makes a major difference from Game of Thrones. He explained :

“I pushed the film stock to its limits, and we just had to bring in a lot more light than you would typically use on a big, epic scene in Game of Thrones. We had some vast expanses of nighttime prairie to light up on Westworld. We were doing stuff on there that they wouldn’t even dream of doing on Game of Thrones. Only very occasionally do they do a really big, expansive, exterior night shoot.”

He went on to say :

“I’ve done now a couple of the biggest episodes of Game of Thrones ever, and Westworld’s harder. [Laughs] Definitely.”

So, there you have it. If you didn’t believe it already : Game of Thrones Season 7 is going to be a whopper. We can’t wait. How about you? Talk to us in the comments, down below!


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Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.