Ser Mos Posted October 26, 2009 Share Posted October 26, 2009 No, they really have to pile on the CGI for this to work properly. Everything in Westeros is bigger than in reality; it's fantasy FFS and it should show. If they decide to scale things down and try to use existing castles it will just look like they are cutting corners and being cheap, and if there's one thing I absolutely hate when watching films and TV it constantly being reminded about the economic constraints of the production. This was a big problem in Rome and while I don't think it can be completely avoided in GoT, I really hope they make a big effort to minimize it.One encouraging thing to keep in mind is that movie and TV producers can probably do much better cgi for much less money then they could just a few years ago. Think about how much faster computers have gotten since 2001 when the first LOTR film came out. That's 8 years of following "Moore's Law" which stipulates that we'll manage to roughly double our processing power at the same cost every 2 years. So that means 16x more CGI power/speed or maybe the same capabilities for 1/16th the price. I imagine TV shows with their smaller budgets make use of the latter advantage. Digital video has also gotten much cheaper lately and its a lot easier and cheaper to start off with digital raw footage when trying to splice in CGI'd super-large castle towers or a CGI army. Heck, you can soon buy a Canon 1D Mark IV digital camera that shoots incredible 1080P video in most light conditions for only ~$5000. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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