About this video:
When we first planned a video shoot for January/February, we didn’t expect so much snow to be on the ground—or the frigidly cold temperatures!
The original video was cancelled (or postponed—as the case probably is) and Game of Thrones was put into action. (See, the original video calls for no snow on the ground. It wasn’t because of the temperature that it was postponed. That should tell you something about our toughness.)
Anyway, we started thinking about a location to shoot Game of Thrones early on. We knew we wanted the video to be outdoors (in the snow), and so it didn’t take us long to decide on some great-looking woods located in Washington, Pennsylvania.
And it was cold.
On the morning of the shoot, the temperature registered -17 degrees Fahrenheit (-27 degrees Celsius). Luckily, it warmed up a bit, and the sun came out…but still…the wind was harsh.
Thanks to Tony we have a fire in the video. I know it looks like I build it, but the video is outright lying. Tony spent a while (I kept track as I sat on a snow-covered log and froze) building the fire—and collecting brush. I helped collect burnable stuff, too, I must admit. It’s not like I don’t help, see.
Still, Tony had a heck of a time getting the fire to actually… I don’t know…work, burn? Whatever. Finally, in the end, with a help of a blowtorch and some kerosene, the fire came to life—briefly.
Talk about dangerous.
The fire lived in spurts. That’s its life story.
So, our schedule consisted of shooting a bit, rebuilding the fire, shooting a bit, rebuilding the fire… When we finally had to kick the fire out—for video-story reasons—Tony almost cried, I think. (As a side note, I’m not sure what I suddenly hear and see at the end of the video either…maybe a mountain lion.)
By the end of the video shoot, I could barely feel my fingers—which is a wonder, mind you.
I should say something about the music here.
The whole track is just one nylon string guitar, and the arrangement differs slightly from the Game of Thrones main theme: It has an intro, a bit of a solo section, and the intro again at the end. Which might make it an outro.
I’m not sure.
So! Here’s Game of Thrones Meets Classical Guitar!
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~ Vince (VC) Carrola
Game of Thrones Main Theme by Ramin Djawadi
Music arrangement by Vince Carrola
Recored & Mixed at Studio VC
Videography & Shots by Anthony (Tony) Carrola
Video film edited and put tighter by Anthony and Vince Carrola