Photographer Helen Sloan is set to reveal the work she undertook as the primary stills photographer for smash hit TV series Game of Thrones in an online presentation and Q&A as part of the Capture Creativity and Technology Conference on November 12.
From the very first pilot episode of Game of Thrones through to the climatic ending Helen was on set capturing the action. She has recently published a book chronicling her time working on Game of Thrones.
Born in rural Ireland Helen’s interest in art developed into a love of photography when she was given her first camera aged 11. While studying art at Belfast College of Art and Design Helen took up an assignment to photograph performers at the Belfast Community Circus School.
She produced a series of melancholic images of the performers, thanks to her technical ability and non-intrusive technique. Though she was working for a weekly newspaper in County Antrim at the time the images of performers caught the attention of a movie producer and she did on-set photography for a series of short films and one feature length horror movie. Of course once Game of Thrones landed almost literally on Helen’s doorstep she was soon deeply involved.
The job involved many genres of photography: landscape, portraiture, studio lit posters and behind-the-scenes documentary work. She is the first Irish member of The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers (SMPSP).
Tickets for the online event are £8 and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-online-qa-helen-sloan-stills-photographer-game-of-thrones-tickets-125821961875?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1
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