& # 39; # 39 & GoT; Cinematographer
defends the Ep. 3's Darkness …
I promise we have & # 39; the long night & # 39; s; shot right !!!
30.4.2014 01:00 PDT
" Game of Thrones " The Battle of Winterfell left fans cheering and complaining ̵
Fabian Wagner – who was also the cinematographer at the "Thrones" episodes like "Hardhome" and "Battle of the Bastards" – tells TMZ that he is upset that "The Long Night" is too much at night looked, and he has an explanation.
First, Fabian believes that the pixelation and muddy dark colors seen by fans on their TVs and mobile devices are due to HBO compression of the episode, resulting in poorer visual quality. This gets even worse when viewed on a streaming service with a weak connection … or in a too bright room.
As Wagner says … "[GoT] was always very dark and very cinematic show" and should be watched in a dark environment. Ideally, this means watching the movie like in a dark movie theater.
Since this is not realistic for "Thrones," Fabian suggests making the viewing space at home as dark as possible. Places that are lit … and adjusting your TV settings.
The cameraman points out … the showrunner and the director wanted the episode to be dark. Wagner says the fight scenes should be intense, claustrophobic and disorienting – as in real life – but not confusing.
Fabian says, "We tried to give the viewers and fans a cool episode," and he thinks they did that, adding, "I know it was not too dark because I shot it. "