We started working with HBO in Bluefield, WVA. Bluefield? Not Los Angeles? Or New York? Bluefield?
The reason: they required an experienced photo company to travel to Bluefield, erect a green screen large enough to accommodate the Iron Throne from the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, provide prints to the call center’s sales team, and post those photos live to social media. HBO wasn’t sure it could be done in a rural town like Bluefield. They knew a local photographer wouldn’t have the expertise in this area, so they reached out to us.
WE LOVE THE GAME OF THRONES SERIES. WE WOULD HAVE TRAVELED TO PLUTO TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR THIS SHOOT.
That was the start of a great relationship. Since then, we’ve traveled throughout the United States, erecting the massive green screen in back of the giant throne, and posing participants for a one of a kind photo experience. Here’s some details about the photo set:
We use a hard frame scrim for the background; a similar structure to Hollywood studio green screens. That’s important, because it adds to the authenticity of the shoot. The main concept is to provide a realistic, high quality, high profile participant experience —— and that starts with the massive green screen. And, of course, the authentic throne.
HBO provides the throne, and arranges the shipment to and from the venue. It is just over 8 feet tall, but sits on a two tier stage, bringing the entire height to about 10′. The stage is an 8′ circle.
We furnish props for the photos to add to the experience. Some are authentic Game of Thrones (GOT) memorabilia, others are stylized items that enhance the photos.
We take a few minutes to pose each participant, immersing them into an experience where they feel like a cast member.
After the photo is captured, we combine the image against a background used by HBO in promotional material for the series. Once completed, we print a 4×6 photo on a high speed photo printer. As the photo is printing, the participant emails or text messages the image so they have a digital copy.