HBO has released an amazingly new behind-the-scenes featurette for the final season of Game of Thrones. The video puts the focus on the cool makeup effects that are made for the certain characters in the series to life like the White Walkers. It especially centers on the prosthetics process.
Prosthetics Designer Barrie Gower digs deep into the method and demonstrates that most people are ignorant of the length of time and the process that goes into designing, 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.