Avid workflows bring an epic to life
With over 300 cast and crew members, it was clear that HBO’s treatment of R. R. Martin’s best selling series of novels A Song of Fire and Ice was going to be epic.
Titled Game of Thrones, it was also clear the fantasy drama series was going to need a highly efficient way of managing an epic amount of source material while ensuring that the offline, online, grade and audio post maintained the high production values and filmic look of the original shoot.
Extraordinary Production Requirements
One of the few film studios in the world that could cope with this level of production was the eight-acre Paint Hall Studio complex in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Beginning in June 2010 filming began using ARRI ALEXA cameras and Sony’s HDCam SR format. The production chose local Avid-based facility, Yellow Moon, to provide offline editing and dailies service using Avid Media Composer.
Using 16 terabytes of Avid Unity storage, the self-contained workflow was transported to Screen Scene in Dublin where the online was completed using Avid DS 10.5 and an integration of Avid ICON and Pro Tools to provide a finished audio mix to complement the stunning visuals. read more...