"Game of Thrones" cameraman says episode was not too dark


Fans complain that the current episode of "Game of Thrones" was too dark. Now a cameraman says the problem is not the recordings – but the TVs of the viewers.

ATTENTION SPOILER – If you have not seen the current season and the third episode of "Game of Thrones", do not read here.

Fans have been waiting for this for years. In the third episode of the current "Game of Thrones" season "Battle of Winterfell", the heroes of the undead army series. The episode offered a huge battle, moments of shock – and a lot of blood. The White Walkers attacked at night – a challenge for the creators of the hit HBO series.

«They do not have enough money for lighting»

It was the fans' episode widely praised, but there was a big point of criticism. The episode was very dark filmed. Details were lost on the quick cuts, the colors were very muddy.

" spent all its budget on CGI dragons and did not have enough money for decent lighting, "wrote a fan on Twitter.

The "very dark" episode soon became a joke on the internet. A fan writes about a black rectangle: "My favorite screenshot of so far."

Another Twitter user makes fun of the "SpongeBob SquarePants" meme on lightweight budget:

Director of Photography Fabian Wagner, who also worked on the legendary episodes of "Hardhome" and "Battle of the Bastards", spoke to the American site "TMZ" about the current episode – and also that "The Long Night" seemed nocturnal.

Muddy colors were created by episode compression – and playback on TVs and mobile devices. Poor picture quality is also enhanced by streaming services with a weak connection – or, if you look at the episode in a very clear room.

"It was not too dark"

" has always been very dark and a very cinematic show. "That's why it's best to watch the show in a dark setting – at best, in a dark movie theater. episode in the darkest possible environment by avoiding the smartphone and adjusting the settings of the TV.In addition, the director wanted the dark design of the consequences – to clarify the claustrophobic climate.

"We tried to give viewers and fans a cool episode." He believes they succeeded. Also: "I know it was not too dark. I finally did it." (Paf)


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