The third episode of the final season of Game of Thrones was nothing short of a monumental effort for everyone involved with the series, especially for the ones that worked on the same behind the scenes. The epic drama is currently nominated for several categories at the Emmy Awards, and one of those is sound editing and mixing. Two members of the sound team, Onnalee Blank and Tim Kemmel recently spilled beans on THR's Behind The Screen special.
The Long Night features the epic battle at Winterfell, involving the chaos of battle, the dragons—and giant, which included vocalizations by Kimmel, who demonstrates this sound.
Kimmel and Blank relate that they would sometimes add jokes to play for the producers. D.B. Weiss "is a metalhead like myself. When the bells were ringing in King’s Landing in Episode 5, we took out the real bells and put in the song Hells Bells by ACDC … He enjoyed it," says Kimmel.
"We only made the mistake once where we actually left a gag in for the HBO playback," laughed Blank.
Kimmel also recalled the final decision that Weiss and David Benioff made on the series. "You could see they were realizing that 13 years –that chapter was closing."
Hosted by The Hollywood Reporter tech editor Carolyn Giardina, Behind the Screen features conversations with the talent behind the making of motion pictures and series, including directors, cinematographers, sound editors, and mixers.