– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This coming April will be a big one. Not only are the Avengers teaming up for their big outing that will see the end of an era, but we’ll be seeing the beginning of the end of Game of Thrones, with its final six episodes starting to air on April 14. This will bring an end to several years of world-building and a real resolution to an unprecedented epic tale.

Though it’s been clear for many years that the series does a decent job with its visual effects — with its CG dragons and backdrops, perhaps one element that is constantly overlooked is the practical elements — like prosthetics. In the grand scheme of things, these guys are always getting overlooked simply because of how seamless they can be when they do their job correctly.

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“With Season 8, we’re sort of maxing [prosthetic artist] numbers of about the 70 or 80 mark on set,” prosthetics designer Barrie Gower said in the featurette. “And in the workshop, we usually have a team of about 50 people. It’s a big department to manage. I think we’re very fortunate to have accumulative a really talented pool of prosthetic people.”

He then reflected at how small things started when first came on in the fourth season and how quickly it exploded. At the time, they only had six White Walker that mostly consisted of green screen bodies with prosthetic bits.

IT’s clear to see that things have gotten much bigger since then.

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SOURCE: Game of Thrones

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.