May 20, 2019

'Game of Thrones' Goofs Again, This Time with Water Bottles

Most of us remember the now-infamous coffee cup that appeared in "The Battle of Winterfell," but now it's time for the sequelwater bottles in King's Landing.

Spoilers ahead for the Game of Thrones series finale.

There were a lot of issues with the series finale of HBO's fantasy epic, which aired last night, but perhaps most egregious is the appearance of not one, but two water bottles in the scene where Bran is chosen to rule over the remnants of Westeros.

Credit: HBO/Game of Thrones

Here the anachronistic drink appears between Davos' (played by Liam Cunningham) legs. Samwell (John Bradley) must have been thirsty, too, because he was hiding one between his feet as well.

Game of Thrones fans have been pretty vocal about their displeasure with season 8, even launching a petition to have it remade. And yes, even just from a writing standpoint, a lot of the beats in the final episodes have felt at worst rushed and at best loosely sketched. It's probable that creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were already mentally checked out to focus on Star Wars.

But the production itself was apparently harried as well, resulting in big errors that should have been caught a dozen times -- anyone from PAs, camera operators, continuity supervisors, directors, editors, or VFX crew could have spotted the bottles and flagged them for removal.

Which is exactly what one fan, Daniel Molinyawe, did quickly and easily, using After Effect's Content-Aware Fill. Watch the improved scene below.

If you spot those pesky water bottles in your own shots, you'll probably want to do the same (unless you're just that edgy). Check out our tutorial for object removal using Content-Aware Fill    

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Getting pretty enmeshed in the minutia isn't it ? Sam's ? Maybe, but Davos' ? How on Earth did anyone spot that ? It was so far back. Well ya, the trolls who didn't watch anything and sifted through scenes just to find something to Bitch about. Sigh ...
How come no one ever bitches about Chemtrails in practically every TV show and a good many movies ?

May 22, 2019 at 4:45PM

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